The European Union is still making progress on renewables, with its energy share increasing to 13.4% in 2011, but the UK is still lagging in the league table of nations, according to the latest figures.
Carmakers in Europe are on largely track to meet the European Union’s targets for average car emissions, according to the latest figures from the European Environment Agency.
Europe’s largest onshore wind farm in Romania is now fully operational, while the US is backing offshore wind with the launch of seven new projects.
The United Nations climate change negotiations have ended with a last minute agreement on the ‘Doha Climate Gateway’, which launches a new commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol and sets a timetable for the adoption of a new agreement by 2015.
As the United Nations climate negotiations in Doha, Qatar move into the final hours, the UK and Germany have announced a joint venture to help partner countries take action against climate change.
The UK government has fulfilled the promise made earlier this year to allow small emitters and hospitals to opt out of the European Union Emissions Trading System.