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Source: BBC

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-06-18 19:30:11 -0700 | green-news

Large condensation trails in the sky caused by aircraft could be eliminated by re-routing flight paths, say scientists. Researchers are concerned about the climate change potential of these wispy, man-made clouds. But a new study suggests that making changes to...
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Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-06-16 01:58:01 -0700 | green-news

The use of carbon markets to curb rising greenhouse gas emissions was dealt a blow on Sunday after two weeks of United Nations talks on designing and reforming the mechanisms ended in deadlock. The negotiations, held as part of UN...
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Source: BBC

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-06-05 16:49:33 -0700 | green-news

Farm wildlife protection plan 'fails' BBC environment analyst A bid to protect wildlife and give value to the funding of Europe's farm policy by taxpayers has failed, a damning study suggests. Farm subsidies cost every EU household more than 490...
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Source: The Independent

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-06-07 16:23:26 -0700 | green-news

Environmental campaigners spend too much time targeting global conferences on the issue of "melting ice caps" and not enough on encouraging people to become activists in their own neighbourhood, a report will claim tomorrow. The Fabian Society is calling for...
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Source: Guardian Unlimited

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-06-23 22:02:11 -0700 | green-news

Farmers use helicopters to spray insecticide and fertilizer on wheat crops in Henan province, China. Photograph: TPG/Getty Images The world's most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk,...
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Source: BBC

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-06-10 03:16:47 -0700 | green-news

Scotland's greenhouse gas emissions rise in 2012 Scottish ministers said they could still meet 2020 emissions targets Scotland's emissions of greenhouse gases rose in 2012, according to government-published figures. Emissions of the six greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, were estimated...
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Source: The Conversation

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-06-10 02:56:27 -0700 | green-news

Sebastian Kahnert As delegates gather once again for climate talks in Bonn , the question has to be asked: after decades of conferences, committees, procedures and protocols, is the multilateral approach to tackling climate change working? What alternative routes are...
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Source: BBC

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-07-08 05:28:43 -0700 | green-news

Political reporter Plans to impose a 60mph speed limit on parts of the M3 and M1 motorways to cut air pollution have been put on hold. Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has given the Highways Agency 18 months to devise alternative...
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Source: The Conversation

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-05-30 06:27:59 -0700 | green-news

Carbon emission allowances in the EU Emissions Trading System ( ETS ) plunged from 30 per tonne of C0 2 in June 2008 to 7 at the beginning of 2009...Partly, it is due to the recession: lower industrial output means...
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Source: BBC

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-07-21 17:43:14 -0700 | green-news

Following the loss of the Malaysian airliner last week, European leaders are once again wrestling with the question of how to respond to Russia over its role in the Ukraine crisis. They are reluctant to get tough, much more so...
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Source: Euractiv

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-07-08 08:27:23 -0700 | green-news

If the White Rose project receives European funding, it will send a strong signal for more investment in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), argues Graeme Sweeney. Dr. Graeme Sweeney is the chairman of the Zero Emissions Platform , a coalition...
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Source: New Zealand Infotech Weekly

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-06-07 10:22:15 -0700 | green-news

Stamping out the ETS rorts would be a lot simpler than axing the whole scheme. All the best opportunities for us in the global economy lie in the rapid shifts to resource efficiency, clean technology, renewable energy, environmental integrity and...
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Source: Euractiv

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-06-30 00:03:27 -0700 | green-news

Marienkoog, 2008. [Danish Wind Industry/Flickr] EU officials look at Belgium as an example for cooperative energy projects, as the 28-country bloc looks to de-carbonise and gain more energy independence. European Commission and energy experts met in Brussels last week for EU Sustainable...
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Source: Reuters

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-06-03 23:30:08 -0700 | green-news

Iranian workers stand in front of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, about 1,200 km (746 miles) south of Tehran October 26, 2010. Iran has said it should be able to produce fuel for its Bushehr nuclear power plant, a demand...
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Source: Guardian Unlimited

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-07-07 03:23:23 -0700 | green-news

Some studies have suggested that climate change policies could lead to some energy-intensive companies leaving the UK Photograph: Paul Grover/Rex Features The UK's climate change policies have not damaged business competitiveness, leading economists will say today.
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