Tag Archive for 'European Union'

EU photovoltaic installed capacity reached 52 GW in 2011

September 27th, 2012 by European Commission Joint Research Centre

Europe accounted for two thirds of the world-wide newly installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity in 2011, with 18.5 GW. Its overall PV capacity totalled 52 GW. The yearly electricity produced by PV could power a country with the electricity demand of Austria, which corresponds to 2% of the EU’s electricity needs. These are some of the […]

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 […]

EU Commission publishes Energy Efficiency Plan

March 10th, 2011 by European Commission

Energy efficiency is at the heart of the EU’s Europe 2020 Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and of the transition to a resource efficient economy. Energy efficiency is one of the most cost effective ways to enhance security of energy supply, and to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants. In many […]

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 […]

Climate change should be a priority for European foreign policy

February 8th, 2011 by Loretta Minghella

Loretta Minghella is a Director of Christian Aid.  This article was published originally on Public Service.co.uk —– Governments across the European Union, including the UK, must integrate climate change into their foreign policy agendas and give it top priority. Less than a generation ago, climate change was something of a ‘fringe’ issue – a distant […]