1. RENEWABLE ENERGY:
E.U. offshore wind targets look iffy as France and Germany fall behind
Under plans submitted by E.U. member states, as much as 43.3 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity is supposed to be deployed in the European Union by 2020. But the pace of installation is falling well behind this ambitious target -- roughly the equivalent of 40 large electric generating plants.
Can Indiana Jones help sort out the palm oil problem?
You've seen the pictures. Aerial shots of thousands of acres of precious rainforest being slashed and burned to make way for more palm production. Smoke curling up in the sky over Indonesia, making it one of the world's largest greenhouse gas emitters. So what is to be done? Enter Harrison Ford, best known as the enduring superhero Indiana Jones.