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  • Carbon-rich peatlands threatened by new EU renewables law

    As the European Parliament and EU Member States are finalising their negotiations on a new European law for renewable energy, international environmental organisations are warning that under the new law large swathes of peatlands, possibly representing the world’s largest carbon stores, will be destroyed for the purpose of producing bio-energy. Finland, which has the largest remaining area of ...

  • EU wrestles with 2020 renewables goal

    The European commission is wrestling with the problem of how to turn the principle of binding national targets for renewable energy endorsed by EU leaders this month into law, it emerged at a seminar in Brussels on Monday. A senior commission official gave an insight into the EU executive's thinking during the seminar, revealing difficult choices over which legal base legislation implementing the ...

  • Germany: renewable energy - an overview

    Germany’s renewable energy goals are ambitious. In order to cut 270 million metric tons of CO2 emissions between 2006 and 2020, the federal government announced an action program that fosters the production and consumption of energy produced from renewable sources, thereby encouraging a significant increase in energy efficiency. Germany strives to be the worldwide leader by 2050 in all ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EU’s ideas for energy looking tired, says WWF

    A coherent plan to reduce energy consumption was conspicuous by its absence from the European Union’s latest attempt to deal with the energy and climate crisis. The European Commission today released an “Energy security and solidarity action plan”, which addresses some of the gaps in the present EU climate and energy policy. But there were major contradictions among suggested policies, a lack of ...


    By WWF UK

  • High wire act: improving the grid for renewable energy

    China, the United States, and the European Union take on transmission upgrades The European Union, China, and the United States have all made significant commitments to renewable energy deployment, at either the central or regional levels. But they all face a major challenge: how to integrate this power into the existing grids. As a ...

  • Renewable energy across the globe, 2007 status report

    The Worldwatch Institute has published an important report outlining the growth of renewable energy world wide. The Renewables 2007 Global Status Report provides an integrated perspective on the global renewable energy situation. It gives testimony of the undeterred growth of electricity, heat, and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EU Environment Ministers meet to accelerate transition to a energy efficient society

    More than doubling annual improvements in energy efficiency could play a key role in averting catastrophic climate change, a report to environment ministers says.  Over recent years advances and investments in energy savings in areas from transport and power generation to industry and households has been reducing the intensity of energy used by one to one and-a-half per cent a year.  'If the rate ...

  • Renewable Energy Generation to Change the Steam Condenser Market

    Oil, coal, gas, nuclear, biomass, and solar thermal power generation methods all use steam to create energy, but will the market for steam condensers be affected by the drive for renewable power generation, asks a new report. The report “Steam Condensers for Thermal Power Plants - Market Size, Average Pricing and Key Regulations to 2020” studies the demand for these machines in the ...

  • Engineering industry says renewed focus on industrial strategy is key to the UK`s global competitiveness outside the EU

    A report published today by the UK engineering profession hails the government’s renewed focus on industrial strategy as a major opportunity to help the UK compete on the world stage, but warns that Brexit must not restrict access to the engineering skills from across Europe that our economy relies on. Engineering a future outside the EU: securing the best outcome for the UK has been ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Questions and answers on EU Mercury Policy

    What is mercury? Mercury is familiar to many as a silver-coloured liquid which expands and contracts in a thermometer to show the temperature. It is also known as “quicksilver” or "hydrargyrum" (i.e. liquid silver) and is represented by the symbol Hg. Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at ambient room temperature. It is a chemical element and therefore indestructible. ...

  • Climate change and the EU`s regions

    Led by cities, EU regions are playing a frontline role in the fight against climate change as they make key investment decisions regarding the new generation of clean energy and transport projects. MILESTONES Early 2011: Commission to present a new Energy Efficiency Action Plan. By 2020: EU to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20%, ...


    By EurActiv.com PLC

  • Euro MPs urged to drop EU biofuels targets

    As the European Parliament is preparing for a crucial vote on a new European law for renewable energy tomorrow, international environment organisations are calling on MEPs to vote against proposals to massively expand the use of biofuels. The groups argue that the widespread use of biofuels will do more harm than good and must not distract from the successful development of clean energy. ...

  • Germany is the Most Attractive Destination in Europe for Investment in Renewable Energy - Ernst & Young

    Germany has emerged as Europe's most attractive destination for commercial investors in the renewable energy sector, while the UK has lost momentum due to a comparative lack of pace on policy matters, according to the latest 'Ernst & Young Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices', which tracks and scores global investment in renewable energy. The index, launched at the World Energy ...


  • 2013 European Renewable Energy Industry Policy Handbook Report

    The report presents an in-depth analysis of the renewable energy policies across the major countries in Europe namely Germany, France, Italy, the UK, Spain, Austria, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Turkey. The report provides the current and future renewable energy targets and plans along with the present policy framework, giving a fair idea of overall growth potential of their ...

  • EU regions back Schwarzenegger initiative to save climate

    Six European regions have joined Californian Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in a global initiative to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions called 'R20'. 'R20' is the name of a new initiative that seeks to bring together regional governments from across the world in order to share knowledge and push ahead with actions to promote energy efficiency, renewable energy and clean transport. The ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Renewable energy use growing faster than previously thought

    According to a new report, the use of renewable energy is growing faster than most people realize. Renewables 2007 Global Status Report prepared by REN21, a global policy network that provides a forum for international leadership on renewable energy, indicates that the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Adapting to Climate Change in Europe – Options for EU Action

    Transforming global warming concerns into behavioural changes On 27 February 2008, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in partnership with the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC), will host a multi-stakeholder roundtable on Climate Change entitled 'Adapting to Climate Change in Europe – Options for EU Action'. The speakers at the event include Mr. ...


  • BACKGROUND TO BALI (2): Climate change and the EU’s response

    What is the problem? The world is getting rapidly warmer, and there is an overwhelming consensus among the leading climate scientists that this is being caused mainly by carbon dioxide and other 'greenhouse gases' emitted by human activities, chiefly the combustion of fossil fuels and deforestation. These gases remain in the atmosphere for many decades and trap heat from the sun in the same way ...

  • Europe Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2010 now available at ReportsandReports

    Dallas, TX: ReportsandReports announce Japanese Europe Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2010Market Research Report in its Store. Browse complete Report at ...


  • World Bank Supports Poland’s Program to Increase its Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

    WASHINGTON - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Development Policy Loan. Through this loan, the World Bank is supporting Poland’s implementation of critical components of the Energy Policy of Poland Until 2030 adopted by the Government in November 2009. The program’s objective is to help ...


    By The World Bank

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