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  • Solar thermal sector expects growth push from EU Directive

    The solar thermal sector welcomes the renewables Directive proposal published by the European Commission, today. For the first time, renewable heating and cooling will be fully integrated into EU legislation. ESTIF welcomes particularly the obligation for new and refurbished buildings, from which solar thermal will benefit. Member States are called to improve the framework for solar thermal now, ...

  • Lawmakers push EPA for more time on water rule

    Industry groups and more than a dozen GOP senators are urging the Obama administration to reconsider plans to regulate many of the nation's streams and wetlands, saying the proposed rule hurts economic activity and oversteps legal bounds. In a letter Thursday, the senators faulted the Environmental Protection Agency for announcing a proposed rule ...


    By Associated Press

  • Lawmakers push EPA for more time on water rule

    Industry groups and more than a dozen GOP senators are urging the Obama administration to reconsider plans to regulate many of the nation's streams and wetlands, saying the proposed rule hurts economic activity and oversteps legal bounds. In a letter Thursday, the senators faulted the Environmental Protection Agency for announcing a ...


    By Associated Press

  • BP pushes technical limits to tap extreme fields

    BP's strategy after the Deepwater Horizon tragedy: Go deeper. BP is leading an industry-wide push to develop technology that can retrieve oil from formations that are so deep under the sea floor, and under such high pressure and temperature, that conventional equipment would melt or be crushed by the conditions. One BP field in the Gulf of Mexico, called Tiber, makes the Macondo field that ...


    By Associated Press

  • Companies push White House to follow through on Climate Action Plan

    One year after Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast, major U. S. companies including Starbucks, Unilever and Mars, Inc. have called on President Obama and the White House to follow through on climate change preparedness efforts outlined in the Climate Action Plan announced by the President on June 25th. The ...


    By Ceres

  • Rio+20 must push past politics with achievable targets

    Officials meeting at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) next month must take decisions that help progress on sustainability and iron out the politics that could jeopardise proposals for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), argues Claire Melamed, head of Growth, Poverty and Inequality at the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • China, US, India push world carbon emissions up

    Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases. The world pumped an estimated 39.8 billion tons (36.1 billion metric tons) of carbon dioxide into the air ...


    By Associated Press

  • Pricey platinum pushes the price of air pollution control products skyward

    What's all the fuss concerning the recent astronomical rise in platinum prices, CBS broadcaster Andy Rooney asked in a CBS interview the other day. “I don’t really know what platinum is. What do they do with platinum anyway?” When it comes to cleaning up air pollution, the answer is plenty.Surprisingly, manufacturers of air pollution control products are the top consumers of platinum - ...


  • Major Investor Coalition Pushes EPA To Adopt ‘Robust` Methane Regulations

    A coalition of investors with more than $300 billion in assets asked the Environmental Protection Agency in an Oct. 9 letter to develop “robust” methane emissions regulations for the oil and gas industry. National standards will build investor confidence that natural gas is appropriately regulated and will prevent methane ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Investors Push 13 Corporations to Adopt Clean Energy Strategies in Shareholder Filings

    Leading U.S. institutional investors and pension funds have filed shareholder resolutions with 13 corporations, urging them to source more renewable energy and improve energy efficiency in order to mitigate risks posed by climate change and increase shareholder value. As a result of shareholder dialogues, companies in the information technology (IT) and real estate sectors, including IBM and ...

  • Key Directions for a Canadian Energy Strategy

    The Energy Policy Institute of Canada (EPIC) has released its framework for a Canadian energy strategy - a comprehensive, pan-energy approach it believes would leverage all of the country's energy resources to Canada's advantage. Formed around ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Leading businesses push boundaries of corporate responsibility into the supply chain

    Seven large businesses have demonstrated their sustainability leadership by becoming the first organisations to be awarded the new Carbon Trust Standard for Supply Chain, launched today at an event at the British Academy in Central London. The pathfinder companies – ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Egypt establishes US$30m centre to push Middle East renewables

    Egypt has established a US$30 million centre for renewable energy for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).The Regional Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, located at Nasser City, Cairo, was opened last week (25 June) at a ceremony in Cairo.It is supported by grants of US$11 million from the European Union through the European Investment Bank and the European ...

  • Dirty deals: oil lobbyists push tar sands on Europe

    The United States and Canadian governments are using ongoing trade talks to push the European Union to allow devastating tar sands unfettered access to its market, according to a new report out today. As trade negotiations between the EU and US on a transatlantic trade treaty continue in Brussels this week, the research by European and North ...

  • IEA supports Slovak efforts to push for regional integration and energy efficiency

    The Slovak Republic has achieved impressive results in increasing energy efficiency in recent years but can do more to strengthen its energy security and industrial competitiveness, including further diversifying its energy sources and improving regional integration, according to a review of Slovak energy policies published today by the International Energy Agency (IEA). "Energy security is a top ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Leading businesses push boundaries of corporate responsibility into the supply chain

    Seven pathfinder companies awarded Carbon Trust Standard for Supply Chain: ABP Food Group Aviva Central England Co-operative Deloitte UK Nationwide PwC UK Willmott Dixon Seven large ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Trade winds, sound policies push Portugal to the renewable energy forefront

    Typically, the Scandinavian countries and Germany have set the example in the European renewables field. Yet lately, a Southern country - Portugal - has attracted attention after delivering its National Renewable Energy Action Plan to the European Commission this ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Trade winds, sound policies push Portugal to the renewable energy forefront

    Typically, the Scandinavian countries and Germany have set the example in the European renewables field. Yet lately, a Southern country - Portugal - has attracted attention after delivering its National Renewable Energy Action Plan to the European Commission this June. Portugal has made dramatic changes in its energy policy over the last five years under the government of Prime Minister ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • No new national emission ceilings directive until 2013

    The European Commission has delayed revision of the National Emission Ceilings Directive (NECD) until 2013. The current Directive sets targets to 2010, and groups such as Environmental Protection UK have been pushing for immediate revisions to ensure that the process of emissions reduction didn't loose momentum. The NECD sets limits (in tonnes) on the total quantity of pollutants that each EU ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • MEPs opt for compromise on EU soil directive

    The European parliament's environment committee voted against a major weakening of proposals for an EU directive on soil protection on Tuesday. The committee rejected several amendments from centre-right rapporteur Cristina Gutiérrez-Cortines which would have watered down the proposals significantly (EED 13/09/07). Adopting a series of compromise amendments, MEPs retained an obligation on member ...

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