Thursday, February 24th, 2011
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…)
Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
(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…)
Friday, February 4th, 2011
(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…)
Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
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…)
Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
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…)
Thursday, December 2nd, 2010
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…)
Friday, November 12th, 2010
The European Union has unveiled plans for a single European energy market, a 1 trillion-euro ($1.38 trillion) strategy to achieve energy security and cut fossil fuel emissions.
The 10-year plan would include upgrades (more…)
Thursday, November 11th, 2010
(Reuters) – Average carbon dioxide emissions from new cars sold in the European Union dropped by 5 percent last year, the biggest annual fall ever recorded, European climate chief Connie Hedegaard said on Wednesday. (more…)
Friday, September 10th, 2010
Europe is in the midst of a wind energy boom, with the continent now installing more wind power capacity than any other form of energy. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, the European Wind Energy Association’s Christian Kjaer describes his vision of how wind can lead the way in making Europe’s electricity generation 100 percent renewable by (more…)
Sunday, August 22nd, 2010
The use of renewable sources of energy in Europe continues to grow at a brisk pace and energy efficiency also is improving, significantly reducing reliance on coal and natural gas, according to a new report. In
2009, renewable energy accounted for 18.4 percent of the European Union’s primary energy production, an increase of 8.3 percent from 2008, according to a (more…)