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By Katharina Strobel. Alle wollen möglichst günstige und umweltschonende Energie. Aber wie man zu diesem Ziel gelangt, darüber scheiden sich die Geister.

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First the good news. Companies took strides towards sustainability in 2012. Some of them even made money doing it, writes Stephen Gardner.

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The European Union has agreed a law to dramatically cut the proportion of sulphur in shipping fuel, meaning lower emissions of pollutants such as sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, writes Stephen Gardner. It sounds like good news for sailors and seagulls, but why should landlubbers be concerned?

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Between 2007 and 2009, cars sold in the European Union became much more fuel efficient. For diesel cars the gain was about 7 percent, while for petrol cars it was nearly 9 percent. This was good news for motorists because it meant lower running costs, writes Stephen Gardner.

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Let’s talk about the weather. It’s been terrible. In northern Europe, summer has so far been a wash out. Russia has seen disastrous and deadly flooding. Recently in China there were different extremes: heatwaves across Beijing and Hong Kong, but in central China intense rainfall caused landslides that obliterated villages, writes Stephen Gardner.

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Sharp divisions remain between the European Union and other major economies over climate protection, as spats over aviation and Canada's tar sands are showing, writes Stephen Gardner.

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EmissionsGreenhouse gases, climate change and the transition from coal to low-carbon electricity is the snappy title of an interesting paper published recently by the journal Environmental Research Letters, writes Stephen Gardner.

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The European Environment Agency published an interesting study recently. It puts a price on the damage caused by air pollution from power stations and industrial plants in the European Union. Most interestingly, the cost of damage is broken down on a facility-by-facility basis, writes Stephen Gardner.

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Research scientists in Italy seem to have been particularly busy last week, publishing at least three significant reports, writes Stephen Gardner. The first was about an apparent finding that needs to be proved and may or may not have major ramifications. The other two were observations of phenomena in the real world that will affect everyone. However, only the first garnered any media attention.

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Companies should go beyond responding with cash and materials when catastrophes strike, and plan to be more resilient in an increasingly disaster-prone world, writes Stephen Gardner.

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