Canada has found a predictable ally among oil industry executives in its battle to defend oil (tar) sands from a draft EU law.
The United States, which has been lagging behind Europe – and, surprisingly, China – for most of the last decade in regard to building energy efficiency, has received a boost this week from the Institute for Market Transformation, or IMT, which issued a report that represents a comprehensive review of building energy efficiency measures to date. IMT is a nonprofit NGO vested in energy efficiency, “green” building, and environmental protection.
The European Commission asked the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) for its view on reducing the Union's carbon footprint as it prepares for the unveiling of its plan for a "decarbonised" energy system by 2050 later this week.
With recent market analysis showing the European Union is on pace to meet its target of generating 20% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, it only seems fitting to show the EU's 2008 promotional video outlining its plan and the technologies that would allow it to meet its mark.
A Spiegel report, on offshore wind turbines in the North Sea, is inspiring, giving advocates for clean, renewable energy hope that the future will generate loads of clean energy sources to reduce the world’s current dependence on polluting and destructive fossil fuels.
The European Union's long-term renewable energy strategy is yet another example which shows the geothermal industry, despite receiving less media attention, and even less funding than the solar, wind, and biofuel industries, continues to produce positive results.
A report compiled by the European Environment Agency (EEA) reveals the European Union is more than halfway to achieving its 2020 greenhouse gas emissions target.
The European Renewable Energy Council has released RE-thinking 2050 [pdf], a new report which outlines an avenue that would allow the European Union (EU) to be powered completely by renewable energy by 2050.