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Tackling climate change presents huge economic opportunities

January 14th, 2013 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

During the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) from 13 to 17 January 2013, energy and finance leaders met to discuss ways to encourage greater private sector investment in renewable energy and low-carbon, climate friendly projects as a tactic to mitigate climate change and diversify the global energy mix. Leaders focused on the growing opportunities for […]

New rules for cleaner ship fuels will improve English Channel air quality

December 19th, 2012 by European Commission

New European environmental rules on marine fuels, entered into force on 17 December 2012. These rules will substantially reduce air pollution and its impacts on human health. Air pollutants from maritime shipping are transported long distances and contribute increasingly to the air quality problems in many European cities. Without any action, sulphur emissions from shipping […]

Better Place Battery Switch Station for Amsterdam airport electric taxis

September 5th, 2012 by Better Place

Better Place launched its marque electric taxi project at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, The Netherlands on 3 September 2012 allowing Renault Fluence Z.E. electric cars to have their depleted batteries automatically replaced with fully charged batteries within five minutes. “We’re determined to demonstrate to Europe that electric cars can drive any distance in any country and […]

European Wind Energy Association calls for end to fossil fuel subsidies

June 30th, 2012 by The European Wind Energy Association

The European Wind Energy Association urged EU Leaders at the EU summit on 28 June 2012 to: Agree on investments in renewable energies, and end fossil fuel subsidies Increase European Investment Bank capital to fund renewable energy Agree on procedures to divert EU funding towards renewable energy projects Earmark EU Cohesion and Research funds for […]

European Investment Bank provides €300 million loan to improve energy efficiency of home appliances

December 21st, 2011 by European Investment Bank

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is supporting a development project to be carried out by BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (BSH) involving energy efficiency in the home. Washing machines, driers and refrigerators offer considerable potential for saving energy. BSH is planning an extensive development project to lower domestic electricity consumption and reduce water consumption. […]