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A clean, healthy and safe human environment calls for strong policy today

by Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency  (Jan. 21, 2015)

The Netherlands is still not fully prepared for the far-reaching chances in demography, climate, biodiversity and resource availability that may become reality over the coming decades. In order to achieve targets later, we need policy today. This cannot be done without a certain 'transition pain'. Director-General Maarten Hajer presented the Dutch ...

Where does bioenergy fit into a low-carbon future?

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Jan. 15, 2015)

Original story at MIT News Biofuels like ethanol and other forms of bioenergy are often seen as a key part of a low-carbon future. But large-scale production of these fuels, which are usually made from either food crops like corn and sugar cane, or from woody plants and grasses, would represent a major shift in ...

Washington governor proposes carbon pollution cap

by Associated Press  (Dec. 17, 2014)

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday proposed an ambitious cap-and-trade program to require the state's largest industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they release. The proposal was part of a broader package that the Democrat said would help the state meet a 2008 mandate to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions ...

EU Carbon Market Reform needed to improve efficiency

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Oct. 20, 2014)

The Government is backing stronger reforms to make the EU Emissions Trading System work more efficiently and stimulate investment in low-carbon technologies, it has been announced today. The UK believes a Market Stability Reserve will help Europe meet its greenhouse gas emission reduction obligations more cost effectively through the EU ETS. ...

Energy support policies: putting the EU on a low-carbon path?

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Dec. 16, 2014)

European countries have increased renewable energy’s share of energy consumption in recent years, in part thanks to support mechanisms for the renewables sector. A new report finds that many energy support policies could be better focused to lead the EU more effectively to decarbonise the energy sector. ...

Interconnectors to participate in the Capacity Market from 2015

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Dec. 2, 2014)

Interconnectors linking Britain to our European neighbours will be able to participate in the second four-year-ahead Capacity Market auction in 2015, which will ensure a secure energy supply in the winter of 2019/2020 from a diverse range of energy sources. Improving our connection to Europe’s energy markets means our energy companies can ...

New Study Addresses Renewable Energy Market Barriers in Latin America and the Caribbean

by Worldwatch Institute  (Dec. 10, 2014)

The region of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is already a global low-carbon leader in terms of power generation from hydrological and biomass resources. Declining costs, maturing technologies, and vast untapped potentials including geothermal, solar, and wind offer an unprecedented opportunity to further develop the market for other ...

Carbon cuts and climate finance commitments needed to keep up COP momentum

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Dec. 9, 2014)

UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey called on more countries to bring forward fair and ambitious climate finance and carbon cuts to keep up momentum for a 2015 global climate deal, as he arrived at the COP 20 talks in Lima today. The UK has been leading from the front, helping to create crucial political momentum in recent months ...

Market for Nuclear Valves to Exceed $2.4 Billion in 2017

by The McIlvaine Company  (Nov. 26, 2014)

East Asian purchases of valves for nuclear power plants will boost the market for valves in the nuclear industry to over $2.4 billion by 2017. This is the conclusion in Nuclear Power Plant Valve Forecast and Analysis published by the McIlvaine Company. In 2017 China and other East Asian nuclear valve purchasers will spend $755 million. This ...

Cutting edge low carbon energy projects get £5 million funding boost

by Energy Team (UK) Ltd.  (Dec. 16, 2014)

Companies developing cutting edge low carbon energy projects in generation, efficiency and storage - such as capturing carbon emissions or turning buildings into power stations - have the chance to bid for an extra £5 million of funding in the fourth round of the Government’s Energy Entrepreneurs’ Fund (EEF). Today also sees 19 ...

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