The European Union is ramping up renewables like wind power. But in Greece it's causing problems. Environmentalists and local residents have serious concerns about the impacts of turbines planned for construction on some of the country's islands.
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As other countries turn away from fossil fuel exploration, Greece is searching for oil and natural gas amid protests. But a global shift to renewables and the pandemic are complicating drilling plans.
The world already has the technologies to bring net emissions in the energy system down to zero — and doing so will boost employment, researchers say.
Africa's energy needs are growing. This has led some governments to turn to coal-powered plants. Critics say that's not a smart move in times of climate change and point to the continent's renewable energy resources.
The Fukushima disaster shook the belief in safe nuclear power to its core. For Germany, it marked a historic turning point for environmentalism.
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