European Environment Ministers met today in Brussels to discuss preparations for the UN Climate Change conference which will take place in Paris in December. BUSINESSEUROPE Director General Markus J. Beyrer commented: “The United Nations climate summit in December has to deliver an ambitious legally-binding agreement by committing all major economies. But as the new agreement expected […]
“EU At Constant Risk Of Energy Supply Disruption”
The EU is at constant risk of energy supply disruption. Too much energy is wasted and 10% of households in the Union cannot afford proper heating, the Commission vice-president for energy union told Parliament’s energy and environment committees this week. Maroš Šefčovič was presenting his vision for an energy union to tackle these and other […]
Sustainable Cities and Investor Citizens – Making Urban Life Liveable Again?
Riots in the most important cities of Brazil started when taxes on public transport started to rise, just as Brazilians’ rights were going down. Mobility, and moreover, sustainable mobility, is extremely important for the fight against climate change and for the life of inhabitants. According to the United Nations, 70% of the world’s population will […]
The Nuclear Option – Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia Get Decommissioning Cash
EU financial aid to help Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia to complete the decommissioning of the Kozloduy, Ignalina and Bohunice nuclear power plants in the next EU budget period (2014-2020) was approved by MEPs on Tuesday. These power plants are “too dated and could not be cost-effectively upgraded to meet the minimum required safety standards” said […]