Binding energy efficiency targets for Europe moved closer yesterday when the European Parliament’s Energy Committee approved the proposals.
Solar energy technologies could meet one-sixth of world’s heating and cooling needs, according a report out earlier this week from the International Energy Agency.
The European Commission has approved the UK’s national auction platform signalling the go ahead for the trading of emission allowances – including from aviation – under the EU Emission Trading System.
Global clean energy investment bounced back 24% in the second quarter of the year to hit almost $60 billion, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s latest report.
The European Commission today confirmed its plans to introduce targets to reduce the CO2 emissions from new cars and vans even further.
Renewable power generation around the world will grow by more than 40% over the next five years, according to a report from the International Energy Agency.
The Danish city of Copenhagen has pipped Bristol and Frankfurt to the post to win the title of European Green Capital for 2014.
Germany is planning to invest €40 million in an expansion of the country’s network of hydrogen refuelling stations from 15 to 50 over the next three years.
Despite securing more than 100 commitments and actions on sustainable energy, Rio+20 has been dubbed a failure by environmental groups.
Electronics giants Philips, Electrolux, Bosch and Siemens are calling on the European Commission to speed up the rollout of Ecodesign regulations so that more products are designed with sustainability and efficiency in mind.