Tag Archive for 'EU'

European Commission publishes European shale gas studies

September 10th, 2012 by European Commission

The European Commission has published three studies on shale gas. Potential shale gas extraction has become a topical issue in Europe, attracting the interest of several market players and giving rise to a number of public concerns. The studies look at the potential effects of these fuels on energy markets, the potential climate impact of […]

Maritime spatial planning required for increased number of sea users

June 30th, 2012 by The European Wind Energy Association

The report “Seanergy 2020 delivering offshore electricity to the EU” finds that the European Commission needs to encourage EU Member States to carry out maritime spatial planning, and co-operate on how they use their sea space, due to the growing number of users of Europe’s seas, including offshore renewable energy. The Seanergy 2020 report, which […]

Increased European public concern about climate change & awareness of economic benefits of action

October 10th, 2011 by European Commission

More than two Europeans in three see climate change as a very serious problem and almost 80% consider that taking action to combat it can boost the economy and jobs, a special Eurobarometer survey published on 7 October 2011 shows.

EU climate plans point to 3° Celsius average global temperature rise say Friends of the Earth

March 7th, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

A ‘low-carbon roadmap to 2050’ being published by the European Commission on Tuesday 8 March 2011 will not cut EU greenhouse gas emissions fast enough to prevent dangerous climate change and could lead to a three degree rise in global temperature, says Friends of the Earth. New analysis by the green campaigning charity shows that […]

EU’s transport network needs to be nearly 100% carbon-free by 2050

February 1st, 2011 by European Expert Group on Future Transport Fuels

Decarbonising transport is a core theme of the EU 2020 strategy and of the Common Transport Policy. The long-term objective of the European Union on C02 emissions is an overall reduction of 80 to 95% by 2050. Oil, the main energy source for transport overall, supplying nearly 100% of road transport fuels, is currently expected […]