A coalition of green groups that includes ClientEarth, Friends of the Earth Europe, FERN and Corporate Europe Observatory, have filed a legal suit against the European Union. They accuse the European Commission of violating European transparency laws for refusing to provide access information in (more…)
Though the Obama Administration has taken some serious steps to help accelerate the market for offshore wind power in the United States, a new report from Pike Research reveals that it is Europe that is in the driver’s seat, and that China is the other prime contender for world leader over the next decade.
The market for offshore wind in Europe is more (more…)
European biofuel targets are encouraging unethical practices worldwide, from human rights violations to deforestation, and should be suspended until better safeguards are in place, a new report says.
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics, an independent organization that studies ethical issues in medicine and biology, says (more…)
European efforts to curb carbon emissions may have actually encouraged construction of traditional coal-fired power plants in Germany, according to a new study by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.
To promote the use of cleaner energy sources, the European Union in 2005 (more…)
(Reuters) – Europe’s new energy strategy could lead to a 25 percent cut in greenhouse gases by the end of this decade and could ultimately cut fuel import bills roughly in half, a draft strategy paper shows.
The document was leaked amid renewed debate about whether the EU should (more…)
(Reuters) – The European Parliament proposed stricter rules on Thursday to halt what has become Europe’s fastest growing type of waste: discarded mobile phones, computers and other electronic devices.
European Union lawmakers said they wanted member states to collect at least 85 percent of discarded electronics by 2016, compared with only 33 percent today. (more…)
The EU’s transport network needs to be nearly 100% carbon-free by 2050, according to a perspective laid out by a commission on future fuels. The European Union is aiming at an overall reduction of 80-95% by that date.
The stakeholder expert group on future fuels projects that oil will reach depletion by (more…)
The European Union will exceed its target of meeting 20 percent of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020, according to a new report. Twenty-five of the 27 EU nations will meet or exceed their national targets, according to the analysis by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).
About 14 percent of the total energy (more…)
One of the most difficult areas for the development of green transportation so far has to be the aviation industry. Some examples of success do exist in that area when you consider that the United States Navy has had some success when it comes to flying a biofuel powered test fighter and a partially biofuel powered passenger airliner was flown back in 2008 by Virgin (more…)