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EU states approve CO2 auction platform rules

"The endorsements keep the European Commission and the member states on track to start the auction of emission allowances for phase three in the second half of 2012," the executive said in a statement. In the third phase of the EU's...

EU urges fiscal, aid reforms to save resources: paper

(Reuters) A roadmap to be unveiled by the EU's executive Commission next week will lay out the executive's thinking on targets and policy proposals for the EU to use resources more efficiently in the coming years, as the bloc struggles to...

Solar thermal systems, the goal of 1 square meter per person in the Upper Austria region

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El Gobierno Español pone en marcha el Plan de Acción de Ahorro y Eficiencia Energética 2011-2020

Su objetivo es reducir el consumo energético en 2020 a un 20%.  Este plan fue aprobado por el Consejo de Ministros el dia 5 de Agosto, 2011 por iniciativa del Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio. Su puesta en marcha supondrá un...

Canadian Government announces CAN$78 million investment in energy efficiency

This, the latest phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, aims to create jobs in the clean energy sector over the next two years while improving the energy efficiency of the country’s homes. The ecoENERGY Efficiency initiatives will bring...

Programa Energia Inteligente Europa: 26% dos projectos apoiados contaram com a participação portuguesa

“Smart Cities” - Novos desafios para as cidades

EU attempts to 'speak with one voice' on energy

The European Commission adopted a Communication on security of energy supply and international cooperation, setting out, for the first time, a comprehensive strategy for the EU's external relations in energy.It remains unclear if the...

BUILD UP Skills: 21 projects selected for funding

See the list of projects in the documents below.

Obama Backtracks On Smog Plan, Bows To Big Business

Criticism of UK environment policy reforms leaked

China to double solar capacity by year end: report

The solar feed-in tariff, the price of solar-generated electricity, could drop below 0.80 yuan (12.5 cents) for each kilowatt-hour (kWh) by 2015, which would be on par with conventional coal-fired power tariffs by that time, according to s...

Scotland’s emissions continue to fall, according to latest figures

The data from Scotland’s chief statistician reveal that the region’s basket of six greenhouse gases, including emissions from international aviation and shipping, were 51 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent (Mt CO2e) in 2009, 7% lower than...

Heat recovery could cut business energy bills, says Carbon Trust

The organisation launched a new guide to the technology this week, which it says can give a quick payback by collecting and re-using heat that would otherwise be lost from ventilation systems, boiler gases, air compressors and...

EU, Australia to discuss linking carbon trading schemes

The Australian government unveiled plans two months ago to impose a tax on carbon emissions from July 2012, before moving to a carbon trading system from mid-2015. "Australia's decision to put a price on carbon emissions is, in our view,...

Germany: 20 percent of electricity from renewables

The path to the energy of the future - safe, affordable and environmentally sound Germany is about to drastically revamp its energy supply. For this purpose, on 6 June 2011 the Federal government adopted the key...

Plus-Energie-Grundschulneubau in Hohen-Neuendorf bei Berlin eingeweiht

Staatssekretär Homann: "Die Bundesregierung hat in ihrem Energiekonzept weitreichende Maßnahmen beschlossen, um den energiebedingten CO2-Ausstoß von Gebäuden langfristig zu senken. Daher fördern wir im neuen sechsten...

Deutschland: 20 Prozent Anteil Erneuerbarer Energien im Strom

Investitionssicherheit zahlt sich aus - Breite Akzeptanz in der Bevölkerung Bundesumweltminister Norbert Röttgen hat das Überschreiten der 20-Prozent-Marke beim Anteil der erneuerbaren Energien an der Stromversorgung im...

Deutsche Hausbesitzer sanieren immer weniger

¨Die Zahlen, die uns zur Entwicklung des Sanierungsmarktes vorliegen, sprechen eine deutliche Sprache. Die Hausbesitzer sind extrem verunsichert und nehmen energetische Sanierungen immer weniger in Angriff,¨ erklärt Stephan Kohler,...