Former State Dept envoy backs Keystone pipelineReuters | 31 Mar 2011
The energy security benefits of a proposed pipeline that would transport Canadian crude to the U.S. Gulf Coast outweigh the environmental concerns about the project, a former official at the agency that will decide the fate of the pipeline said on Thursday.
EU urges efficiency spend to curb fuel costsReuters | 08 Mar 2011
Europe must invest heavily in efficiency to limit spiraling energy costs and beat its own target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, the European Commission said on Tuesday.
U.S. already halfway to Obama's clean energy goalReuters | 26 Jan 2011
The United States is already halfway to meeting President Barack Obama's goal of generating 80 percent of the nation's electricity from clean energy sources by 2035, Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Wednesday.
Ethanol subsidy deal may come Thursday: trade groupReuters | 09 Dec 2010
Final language for an extension of the U.S. ethanol tax credit "could emerge today," a trade group said on Thursday, with the 45-cent credit now set to expire on December 31. Senator Saxby Chambliss, the senior Republican on the Senate Agriculture Committee, told Reuters that a 45-cent credit was the most likely outcome at the moment.
Climate talks 'should focus on green growth'The Independent | 24 Nov 2010
The next international climate talks should focus on convincing countries of the merits of "green growth" rather than pushing for more ambitious targets on global warming, the former UN top climate official said today.
EU reports biggest ever fall in car emissions in 2009Reuters | 10 Nov 2010
Average carbon dioxide emissions from new cars sold in the European Union dropped by 5 percent last year, the biggest annual fall ever recorded, European climate chief Connie Hedegaard said on Wednesday.
Landlords face fines for energy inefficiencyGuardian Unlimited | 02 Nov 2010
Councils to be encouraged to target and compel 'Rupert Rigsby' landlords to upgrade properties or face £5,000 fine. The government is to beef up legislation forcing landlords to pay a fine if they rent properties without proper insulation.The new strictures on the quality of homes are included in...
Apple's Greenhouse Gas Reporting is a Welcome Step ForwardGreenBiz.com | 30 Sep 2009
The leadership of Apple Inc. took an encouraging step forward last Thursday in a bid for a higher green leadership profile in the IT industry by releasing an update of its recent environmental accomplishments . The centerpiece is a summary of a lifecycle assessment of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with all of its products.
Ecuador Seeks Aid Not to Exploit Amazon OilInter Press Service | 21 May 2007
Inter Press Service: A novel proposal by Ecuador is testing world leaders' commitment to fight global warming and preserve the biodiversity of the Earth. Ecuadorian officials told an international meeting this week that their government would ban exploitation of huge oil reserves if it was compensated for its effort to save the natural habitat of the Amazon region.
Prizes to switch electricity firmsNew Zealand Herald | 20 Sep 2006
Greenpeace has drawn up a "red list" of power supply companies it says consumers should ditch in favour of environmentally friendly providers and is offering prizes to those who do.
Mobility week puts focus on urban transport-climate linkEurActiv | 19 Sep 2006
From 16 to 22 September 2006, countries all over Europe are participating in the European Mobility Week. A wide range of activities are taking place to raise awareness, especially on the issue of climate change.
Study Says Renewables Becoming Cost-Competitive in U.S.GreenBiz.com | 19 Sep 2006
Renewable resources currently provide just over 6 percent of total U.S. energy, but that figure could increase rapidly in the years ahead, according to a new report by the Worldwatch Institute and the Center for American Progress, "American Energy: The Renewable Path to Energy Security."
Boost for biofuelsNew Zealand Herald | 13 Sep 2006
Oil companies may be required to sell a minimum of 0.25 per cent of transport fuel as biofuels in 2008, rising to 2.25 per cent by 2012, says a Government discussion document.
MEPs frustrated with late carbon-trading plansEurActiv | 08 Sep 2006
On 5 September, only ten out of the 25 EU Member States had formally submitted their National Allocation Plan (NAPs) according to the Commission's website. They are: Estonia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia and the United Kingdom.
EPA proposes mandated clean fuel rulesReuters | 08 Sep 2006
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed new clean fuel rules to comply with a 2005 energy law that directs refiners and marketers to increase biofuel production from 4 billion gallons this year to 7.5 billion gallons in 2012.
Trust may seek key stake in TrustPowerNew Zealand Herald | 08 Sep 2006
The Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust may yet enter the auction for the cornerstone stake in electricity generator TrustPower.
Co-operative Group switches to green electricityEnvironmental Finance | 31 Aug 2006
The Co-operative Group says it has become the first major UK retailer to source all of its electricity from renewable sources, after signing a deal with ScottishPower.
Climate change: bad news for Maltese tourismTimes of Malta | 15 Aug 2006
Climate change is likely to rob Mediterranean tourist destinations such as Malta of their summer lure, as temperatures become too hot for continental holidaymakers, according to a report that studied the effect of global warming on tourism.