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Geothermal Anywhere company was granted by total US$ 3,700,000 in order to do applied research in the field of ultra deep drilling, for three ULTRADRILL technology pillars. The flagship pillar project “Applied research and development of innovative drilling technology for ultra deep geothermal wells” has been awarded with value of more than US$ 2,100,000. In… » read more

This story about the Kyoto Protocol was published by EurActiv on 9th February 2010. The Kyoto Protocol represents an international commitment to fulfil developed countries’ historical responsibility for climate change and its elaborate compliance mechanism is difficult to replicate, the Indian ambassador to the EU, Dr. J. Bhagwati, told EurActiv in an interview. India, which… » read more

Sir, Regarding ‘MEPs want farm policy to ease climate change‘: The ambition to make the CAP more climate friendly is commendable. The EP draft report, presented by Stéphane Le Foll, has clearly recognised the challenge to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases from agriculture and to increase carbon storage in the soil. However, one must not… » read more

Sir, Regarding ‘France plans transitional CO2 tax for big emitters‘: Polluting atoms should stay in the soil. Simultaneously a dead stop would be inhumane. Therefore the countries of the planet should initiate a uniform international tax proportional to the amount of extracted carbon and uranium atoms (which is easy to calculate and measure.) The extractor… » read more

This week we had a kick-off meeting in Brussels for Ecolink+, an eco-innovation project supported by DG Enterprise under the umbrella of Europe INNOVA and the CIP programme. In this project ERRIN is partnering, among others, with Eurada, EBN and two expert consultancies in the area of innovation management and early stage investment, Meta-Group and… » read more

The rash of recent reports highlighting the issues of European farming and the environment, European farming and climate change and the pressure of population and urban growth on farmed land all concentrate attention on the basic dilemma of European agriculture policy development. The challenge can be reduced to one question: how to get more for… » read more

Un mois seulement après la Conférence de Copenhague, Michèle Sabban, Présidente de l’Assemblée des Régions d’Europe, organise le « Sommet de la Mer Noire » à Paris les 15 et 16 février prochains. Cette conférence sera consacrée aux problématiques environnementales de la gestion de l’eau et du tourisme durable, dans les régions du pourtour de… » read more

By Roland Rudd, Chairman, Business for New Europe As world leaders gathered in Copenhagen last December for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, President Sarkozy of France delivered a rallying call urging those gathered – including over 120 leaders – to put aside their differences and agree upon the instruments necessary to tackle climate change.… » read more

Moves from various pressure groups and vegetarian celebs to promote reduced meat consumption as one means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions raises a number of important questions. Many sceptics would put such action in the category of futile gestures. Scientific evidence would suggest that a universal ‘meatless Monday’ would make only a minimal difference to… » read more

Brussels – WWF has sent the European Commission a formal complaint against Germany for its failure to fulfil a legal obligation introduced by the 2008 EU climate and energy legislative package. The complaint concerns the apparent faulty approval procedure for a new coal-fired power plant at Mannheim (Baden-Württemberg), which was given the go-ahead on 27… » read more

Sir, Regarding ‘Hedegaard eyes tougher emission cuts from transport‘: We need urgent and clear goals for the electrification of public transport, because combustion cars and buses destroy the climate, pollute the air and damage human health. The conversion of combustion buses (diesel buses) to electric would be finished in a year. Meanwhile, protests against combustion… » read more

Mr. Giuliano Monizza (ABB) will speak on behalf of T&D Europe and Orgalime at the Renewable Energy Finance & Infrastructure Summit to be held on 28 and 29 January in Vienna, Austria. Following his presentation at the Electra conference in Ljubljana on 15/10/2009, Mr. Monizza will elaborate on how to deliver energy efficiency in […]

Sir, After 10 days of almost painfully tiresome diplomacy, the Copenhagen Climate Conference resulted in a rather fruitless accord. The text is merely three pages long and was submitted in the early hours of 19 December by the US, China, India, Brazil and South Africa. European Commission President José Manuel Barroso declared that he could… » read more

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