CHINA AWAITS PROOF TO BACK CARBON CAPTURE
( Planet Ark 19 Aug 10) China ‘s plans for energy are unlikely to
offer direct support for carbon capture technologies as Beijing
remains wary about their cost and feasibility, industry officials
said on Wednesday.
UK STILL PLANNIN G EPS FOR POWER PLANTS – MINISTER
(18 Aug 10) British energy and climate minister Chris Huhne has
insisted he is still considering an environmental performance
standard (EPS), a CO2 limit for coal-fired power plants, following
a media report that the government was backing away from the
COAL SUBSIDY PHASE-OUT FACES G ERMAN OPPOSITION
(18 Aug 10) Leading political parties in North Rhine Westphalia,
G ermany’s largest state, have urged chancellor Angela Merkel to l
obby for more time to end EU subsides for hard coal. The European
Commission has proposed to phase out the subsidies by 2014.
AUSTRALIA CAN EASILY CUT CO2 AND KEEP G ROWIN G -BUSINESS
( Planet Ark 13 Aug 10) Australia, one of the world’s top carbon polluters,
can cut carbon emissions by at least 15 percent by 2020 without hurting
its economy, business leaders at a climate conference said on Thursday.
ECEEE COLUMNIST ROD JANSSEN: HOPE SPRIN G S ETERNAL
These are interesting times for the energy efficiency world in Europe .
We’ve argued for a stronger binding target for climate change and
things are moving in that direction. The energy efficiency community
has supported a binding target for renewable energy but felt it should
be matched by one for energy efficiency. It is bewildering that there is
so little interest in a mandatory target for energy savings? Or is it
energy efficiency? Every pronouncement sounds a slightly different tone,
writes eceee columnist Rod Janssen.
Columnist Hans Nilsson: Energy efficiency: Time for a new approach
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eceee report: Is efficient sufficient?
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