ENB on the Side – Durban Climate Change Conference – November 2011 – Issue #1

EU-Africa Scientific Cooperation on Climate Change Presented by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation Luca Perez, European Commission (EC), presented successful scientific cooperation between the EU and Africa, focusing on the relationship among climate change and water, health and adaptive strategies. Perez summarized the Framework Programme, a seven-year …

Economist Steve Keen on bankrupting banks and nationalising the financial system

Economist Steve Keen on bankrupting banks and nationalising the financial system Interview on BBC World News Hardtalk, November 2011 http://youtu.be/SkesgECRXtM Steve Keen is Associate Professor of Economics & Finance at the University of Western Sydney and author of Debunking Economics. He also writes the blog Debtwatch. Keen predicted the current …

Growth, Wellbeing and Quality of Life

Growth, Wellbeing and Quality of Life By Daniela Kolbe, Member of the German Parliament (“Bundestag”) and Chair of the Study Commission on ‘Growth, Wellbeing and Quality of Life’. The ‘Beyond GDP’ debate concerns not only civil society and international organizations but is also discussed within individual national societies, including Germany. …

Renewable Power Trumps Fossils for First Time as UN Talks Stall

Renewable Power Trumps Fossils for First Time as UN Talks Stall By Alex Morales – Nov 25, 2011 8:13 AM ET Enlarge image Renewable Power Trumps Fossils for First Time Blades for Vestas Wind Systems A/S wind turbines are stored at the company’s factory in Tianjin, China. The findings indicate …

Clean Energy Stunner: Renewable Power Tops Fossil Fuels for First Time

Clean Energy Stunner: Renewable Power Tops Fossil Fuels for First Time Joe Romm, ClimateProgress: 26 Nov 2011 07:28 AM PST Renewable energy is surpassing fossil fuels for the first time in new power-plant investments, shaking off setbacks from the financial crisis…. Electricity from the wind, sun, waves and biomass drew …