04 Oct '11, 7am

Denmark pledges 40% emission cuts + 50% of electricity from wind by 2020, coal phase-out by 2030,100% renewable by 2050

First place Fossil is awarded to Japan. About 7 months ago, Japan experienced one of the most dreadful tragedies in the country's history. The country is still in the process of recovering from the damage caused by the earthquake and tsunami. The nuclear accident in Fukushima certainly destroyed the myth that nuclear power is safe and clean. And yet, the country seems to have failed to learn an important lesson from the accident. In the KP spin-off group meeting yesterday, the country again rejected to drop the option to include nuclear in CDM . The position was also supported by India. This means the country still wants to export the technology that brought tremendous hardship upon its own nation to developing countries and then earn credits from this. It is inappropriate, irresponsible and even morally wrong, given the fact that the Fukushima reactors are still in a very...

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