The unusually harsh 2010 winter in Europe has led to much higher consumption of coal and gas to warm homes and offices, and it naturally leads one to query about the ways our children and grandchildren will heat their homes 40 years from today. The European Union aims at reducing its CO2 emissions by at… » read more
The EU Commission wants the EU to reduce C02 emissions beyond the 20 percent over 1990 defined so far as the EU target for 2020, but without reciprocity from other industrialised countries, which it had asked for until now. Four main reasons would militate in favour of a more ambitious approach: • Higher oil and… » read more
We were pleased to be able to interview Gerhard Van Harten at the 2009 European Business Summit in Brussels. Mr Van Harten is Chairman of Dow Benelux. He spoke about policies relating to sustainability and the stance of Dow on these issues. If you would like to tell us your opinion, please leave a comment… » read more
On Thursday 26th March, Blogactiv spoke to Nobuo Tanaka. Mr Tanaka is Executive Director of the International Energy Agency. He was in Brussels to speak at Workshop VIII – titled “The last energy crisis” – at EBS 2009. If you have an opinion about this interview or session that you would like to share, please… » read more
On Friday 27th March, Bart Diels – Investment Director at GIMV – spoke at EBS 2009 about Clean Technology investment and how the Venture Capital process is not suited to an area that needs to be developed quite so quickly.
Briefing Note For Workshop VII This Briefing Note has been prepared for Workshop VII of the 2009 European Business Summit. The workshop will run between 15.45 and 17.00 on Thursday 26th March 2009. This Briefing Note has been prepared by the Hedge Fund Group. The workshop will be moderated by Euronews and will include the… » read more
European Commission President José Manuel Barroso urges heads of state and government not to lose sight of their promises regarding climate change while media is primarily focusing on the economic crisis. While Poland fears heavy costs created by the emissions reductions and Germany as well as Italy are concerned about their competitiveness of their industry,… » read more