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  • EU struggles with climate and energy goals

    Despite some evidence of progress, the European Union (EU) is still struggling to meet its challenging environmental goals according to the latest Environment-related Indicators Assessment Report. The 2008 report states that in most areas there has been little improvement, with only one indicator showing positive progress towards reaching EU targets. Goals showing lagging performance ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EU looks to Russian gas to fill energy gap

    As the European Union works toward meeting its obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, switching from dirty, carbon-intensive coal to cleaner-burning natural gas has become a popular measure. At first glance, this makes perfect sense: Coal, particularly the kind still left in places like Germany, is highly polluting. Although widespread adoption of renewable energy is the ideal solution, ...

  • EU-US Energy Council – Joint Press Statement

    1. The fifth EU-US Energy Council met today in Brussels, chaired by EU High Representative/Vice President Catherine Ashton, EU Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger, US Secretary of State John Kerry, and US Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman. Minister Ioannis Maniatis of the Greek Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change represented the rotating EU Presidency. The Energy ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Renewable Biogas

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Renewable Biogas ...


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  • Renewable Biogas

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Renewable Biogas ...


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  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • European Investment Bank renewable energy loans topped €2bn in 2007

    The European Investment Bank quadrupled its support last year for clean energy sources, signing loans of more than EUR 2 billion for renewable energy projects both inside and outside the European Union. The figure capped an exceptional year for the EIB, in which it met, and in some cases exceeded, ambitious lending goals in support of EU policy priorities. Total loans signed in 2007 came to EUR ...

  • Greece must embrace renewable energy to meet Kyoto targets

    Unlike most other EU Member States, Greece was allowed a limited increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the Kyoto Protocol (25 per cent by 2012 compared with 1990 levels). However, at current rates of increasing emissions, it is unlikely to keep within this limit. Recent research suggests that measures promoting renewable energy supply (RES) power generation, combined heat and power ...

  • EU states jumpy ahead of climate package

    EU governments have stepped up their efforts to lobby the European commission in the hope of avoiding onerous national targets to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and boost renewable energy use. The commission will table legislative proposals next Wednesday for meeting the EU's 2020 targets (EED 07/01/08). Most concern in EU capitals centres on national burden-sharing targets designed to raise ...

  • Preparation for EU Environment Council, 3 March 2008

    The first Environment Council under the Slovenian presidency will take place in Brussels on 3 March 2008. Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas will represent the European Commission. The Council will hold policy debates on the Climate Action and Renewable Energy (CARE) package presented by the Commission in January and the proposed Regulation to reduce CO2 emissions from new cars. It is also ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Wind and solar surge sends EU emissions tumbling

    Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions are falling fast, mainly because of the rapid spread of the wind turbines and solar panels that are replacing fossil fuels for electricity generation. European Union data shows that once countries adopt measures to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs), they often exceed their targets − and this finding is backed up by figures released this week in a ...


    By Climate News Network

  • New Study On Renewable Energy Investment Trends in Emerging Nations To 2020

    MarketResearchReports.biz Publishes Renewable Energy Investment Trends in Emerging Nations To 2020 Renewable Energy Investment Trends in Emerging Nations Capacity & Generation, Deal Value & Volume, Comparative Analysis to 2020 is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the ...


  • States back unilateral EU climate gas curbs

    EU environment ministers have committed their governments to slashing 'at least 20 per cent' off greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 compared to 1990 levels, even if other developed countries do not follow suit. Meeting in Brussels on Tuesday, they also pledged to go further – to a 30 per cent cut - if other industrialised nations make the same commitment. Both targets were originally proposed by ...

  • EU reports lowest greenhouse gas emissions on record

    The European Union's greenhouse gas emissions continued to fall in 2012, as a 1.3 % decrease cut emissions to 19.2 % below 1990 levels, according to official data from the European Environment Agency (EEA). This puts the EU within reach of its 20 % reduction target, with eight years to go until the 2020 deadline. The findings come from ...

  • 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 ...

  • EU Reports Lowest Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Record

    The European Union’s greenhouse gas emissions continued to fall in 2012, as a 1.3 % decrease cut emissions to 19.2 % below 1990 levels, according to official data from the European Environment Agency (EEA). This puts the EU within reach of its 20 % reduction target, with eight years to go until the 2020 deadline. The findings come from  ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EU Council of Ministers conclusions on climate change

    Council Conclusions on climate change2826th ENVIRONMENT Council meetingLuxembourg, 30 October 2007 The Council adopted the following conclusions: 'The Council of the European Union, 1. RECALLS the (Environment) Council conclusions of 20 February 2007 as well as the 2007 Heads of State and Government Spring European Council conclusions which contain an outline of the ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Questions and answers on the EU Clean Air Policy Package

    1. Why is air pollution a problem? Poor air quality is a major health risk, causing lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Children, the elderly and citizens suffering from asthma and respiratory conditions are most affected. As well as negative effects on health, air pollution has considerable economic impacts, cutting short lives, increasing medical costs, and reducing ...


    By Europa Press Room

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