BP chief executive’s pay triples in 2013

Mixture of salary, bonus and share awards for Bob Dudley worth $8.7m ( 5.2m) in 2013, compared with $2.6m for the previous year The pay of Bob Dudley, BP’s chief executive, tripled last year despite the legal threats still hanging over the company from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The oil boss received $8.7m ( 5.2m) … Continue reading

Reuters’ climate-change coverage ‘fell by nearly 50% with sceptic as editor’

Media Matters for America study follows blog by former agency reporter about appointment of Paul Ingrassia Reuters’ climate-change coverage fell by nearly 50% after a climate sceptic joined the news agency as a senior editor, a study has found. The sharp decline in coverage since 2011, recorded by the Media Matters for America advocacy group, … Continue reading

Wind power capacity grew 20% globally in 2012, figures show

A relative slowdown in new wind turbine construction in China was offset by increases in the US, Germany, India and the UK Wind power expanded by almost 20% in 2012 around the world to reach a new peak of 282 gigawatts (GW) of total installed capacity, while solar power reached more than 100GW, having more … Continue reading

China burns half of coal consumption worldwide, figures show

China overtook the US as the world’s biggest carbon emitter in 2007 and became world’s largest energy consumer in 2010 China now burns nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined. The country’s appetite for the carbon-intensive fuel rose by 9% in 2011, to 3.8bn tonnes, meaning it now accounts for 47% … Continue reading