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Breaking News: Tusk warns Merkel against Russian gas addiction
 
Source: Euractiv

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-03-11 15:58:48 -0700 | green-news

Events there have highlighted European reliance on Russian oil and gas. Ukraine is a major gas transit nation for supplies from Russia to the European Union (EU), which relies on Russia for over a quarter of its gas. "Germany's dependence...
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Source: Euractiv

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-04-02 09:57:09 -0700 | green-news

Wave and tidal power can boost European industry To commercially deploy ocean energy technology will require 500 million in investment before 2020, grid roll-outs, a common European framework, public-private partnerships and, ideally, feed-in tariffs, Remi Gruet  told EurActiv.
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Source: Africa Headlines

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-04-10 06:45:22 -0700 | green-news

The technology uses sea water from the ocean depths to generate electricity, and various pilot projects are already under way in the developing world. Caribbean island of Martinique this year, to be completed by 2016. The company already has a...
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Source: Turkish Press

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-03-10 09:50:24 -0700 | green-news

Renewable energy accounted for over 14 percent of the total energy consumption in the European Union for 2012, according to Eurostat, the European statistical authority. "In 2012, energy from renewable sources was estimated to have contributed over 14 percent of gross final energy consumption...
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Source: Euractiv

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-02-25 01:42:00 -0800 | green-news

Competitiveness Council, urging industry ministers to set the course towards cheaper energy...Commission's proposed 2030 targets on climate change and renewable energy. Commission's proposed CO2 reduction objectives would mean a 70% reduction from 1990 levels for the chemicals sector, which...
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Source: Natural News

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-02-17 10:58:14 -0800 | green-news

Following a high court ruling back in August that overturned a ban on the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) corn in France, a French senator has now introduced new legislation to effectively reinstate and extend this ban. Reuters reports that...
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Source: Euractiv

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-02-26 01:42:58 -0800 | green-news

EU's re-industrialisation dream hostage' of high energy prices Published 26 February 2014 The EU's 28 industry ministers gathered in Brussels on 20 February for a meeting of the Competitiveness Council which discussed a European Commission policy paper ( communication )...
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Source: All Africa

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-04-04 11:40:50 -0700 | green-news

Coordinated and forceful actions are called for, and in many cases, the private sector will need to take the lead. These were among the conclusions of a round-table session of agriculture ministers from across Europe and Central Asia which took...
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Source: Open Democracy

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-04-10 05:03:22 -0700 | green-news

If change is slow to come from international agreements or business boardrooms, it could come from interconnected people who measure their success based on the sustainable impact their money and actions have...The release of the global scientific climate change assessment in Tokyo...
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Source: Euractiv

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-02-28 12:16:17 -0800 | green-news

UK business minister, Vince Cable, earlier this month that shale gas will not be a reality for at least a decade. "Shale is a possible long-term resource, but we do not yet know, he told the Guardian newspaper ...US shale...
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Source: Zee News

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-03-03 06:36:53 -0800 | green-news

Losses from extreme floods in Europe could more than double by 2050, because of climate change and socio-economic development, a new study has warned. Socio-economic growth accounts for about two-thirds of the increased risk, as development leads to more buildings...
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Source: Euractiv

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-03-03 00:45:34 -0800 | green-news

The Council discussions on energy plans for 2030 had been intended to pave the way to an agreement at an EU leaders' summit on 20-21 March. Draft guidelines for that meeting seen by EurActiv, call for a roadmap leading to...
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Source: Euractiv

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-03-03 00:40:36 -0800 | green-news

Two billion allowances are suppressing cost efficient carbon abatement and delaying investments in energy efficiency and lower carbon processes, products and services for the medium and long term, says the letter, which EurActiv has seen. We would strongly support the...
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Source: Euractiv

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-02-28 00:10:51 -0800 | green-news

Top EU maritime official warns against ocean gold rush' Published 28 February 2014 The oceans' vast amount of untapped energy and resources hold great potential for economic development, which can in turn create jobs both at sea and on land,...
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Source: Euractiv

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-02-28 00:06:29 -0800 | green-news

Manufacturers have long lobbied against measures to strengthen the system while countries outside the European Union are not adopting comparable policies to tackle climate change. European Commission to establish a reserve of carbon permits to curb supply in the ETS...
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