Activists say international music tours heavily impact the environment, with concerns about the amount of electricity used to power stadiums.
Saudi Arabia has an incredible opportunity to move away from its complete dependence on oil, but it will need to make a number of structural changes to ensure its plans are not derailed.
China, the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, has vowed to control new coal production and new coal-fired power capacity as part of its commitments to curb pollution and tackle global warming.
As Japan looks to ensure security in the region, it could play a vital role in negotiating between Iran and the US.
Without faster progress, 650 million people will still be left without access to electric power in 2030 - nine out of 10 of them living in sub-Saharan Africa, World Bank and other international bodies warned.
Natural gas accounts for 45 percent of the rise in energy consumption, helping drive record-high greenhouse gas emissions.
Except for Qatar, the oil producing gulf countries are adamant on raising oil prices to fill budget deficits.
At current levels of greenhouse gas emissions, earth could pass the 1.5 C marker as early as 2030, and no later than mid-century, the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change reports with "high confidence".
Harvard researchers say that installing solar panels would have an impact around 10 times smaller than wind turbines for the same energy generation rate.
The activists, who are protesting the expansion of energy giant RWE's open-pit lignite mine, one of Europe's largest, had called for a mass mobilisation by supporters to prevent Hambach forest from being cleared.
In the rural communities of South Africa, access to electricity was a luxury. But that changed after the department of science and technology initiated a programme in 2007 to address the power crisis.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Turkey and Germany have an interest in a new start in the bilateral relationship as both countries pass through a time full of challenges.
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