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EU to meet Kyoto targets – Will it accept CDM/JI credits post 2012?

October 24, 2011 by

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As per the latest report from ‘Progress towards Achieving the Kyoto Objectives’, the European Union is on track to meet its Kyoto Protocol emissions reduction targets despite an increase in greenhouse gas emissions in 2010. Report illustrates that; Overall emissions of the 27 EU countries in 2010 were 15.5%   below the 1990 level (most EU […]

200 million euroes funding from EU for Indian RE projects

September 1, 2011 by

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In a development that will define the direction of climate change related negotiations and finance, India will be receiving a loan of €200 million from the European Union. This tranche will be used to finance private sector projects for the development of renewable energy resources. This is result of EU’s “strategic partnership” with India. This […]

REN 21 – Global Energy Consumption : Renewables meet 16% of the demand in 2010

July 12, 2011 by

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Renewable Energy Network (REN21) produced with its global network of research partners the “REN21 Renewables 2011 Global Status Report”. It was released today. The report shows that the RE sector is performing well globally, thought affected by the economic recession, incentive cuts, and low natural-gas prices. The report says that the RE sources meet 16 […]

EU’s CO2 emissions cuts pale in comparison to China’s monstrous growth

June 13, 2011 by

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BP’s 60 annual review of energy has brought out a number of interesting facts Last year saw the largest surge in energy demand in the last 40 years. There is record renewable energy production, hydroelectric energy use has increased by 6.5 per cent. The fossil fuel consumption has surged to the highest level ever. Petroleum […]

EU’s Low carbon road map published

April 28, 2011 by

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The European Commission recently published its road map for moving to a competitive low carbon economy in 2050. This roadmap is a non binding target aimed at an 80 to 95 percent reduction (compared to 1990 levels) in the emission by 2050. The key points raised in the report are summarized below; The commission anticipates […]

New Energy Performance Directive for Buildings in EU

December 6, 2010 by

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European Union began the process of improving energy efficiency in buildings by introducing minimum energy performance requirements with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2002. This directive is being replaced with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive of 2010, which has come into force in July 2010. The new directive has extended the requirements of […]

Cancun – What to expect?

November 30, 2010 by

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The fifteenth Conference of the Parties (COP15) at Copenhagen last year did not lead to a new international climate change treaty. There were great expectations from COP15 to deliver a legally binding commitments to reduce emissions that would succeed the Kyoto Protocol. The leaders had to settle with a draft agreement, negotiated at the last […]