EUROPEAN COUNCIL ADOPTS REVISED ECO-DESIGN DIRECTIVE
The European Council yesterday adopted a revised eco-design Directive. The revised Directive will extend its scope beyond “Energy-using Products” (EuP) to allow regulation of “energy-related” products such as windows, shower heads and water taps.
SCHWARZENEGGER: READY TO WORK FOR OBAMA, GO GREEN
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is ready to put his star power to work for President Barack Obama on the environment when his own term ends next year, the former movie actor said on Thursday.
CALIFORNIA SETS BIGGEST ENERGY EFFICIENCY PLAN
California said it had approved the most aggressive energy efficiency plan among U.S. states on Thursday, earmarking $3.1 billion to retrofit homes and other programs that will cut power needs equivalent to three medium-sized power plants.
BUILD A BETTER BULB FOR A $10 MILLION PRIZE
The ubiquitous but highly inefficient 60-watt light bulb badly needs a makeover. And it could be worth millions in government prize money — and more in government contracts — to the first company that figures out how to do it.
CHINA AND U.S TRY TO JUMPSTART U.N. CLIMATE TALKS
China laid out a plan to curb carbon emissions by 2020 and U.S. President Barack Obama called on all nations to act now to tackle global warming, as world leaders tried to inject momentum into climate change talks.
U.S. SAYS WORKING ON G20 PACT TO CUT FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES
The United States is still working toward an agreement with G20 partners to phase out subsidies for fossil fuels, a top White House adviser said ahead of this week’s G20 summit.