Posts Tagged: De-carbonisation

Will Durban deliver? There is much indecision

The Durban Conference of Parties is over. There may be a signed document to show for the conference, however this document, laying the way for the Durban Platform, merely saved the negotiations. Potentially irreversible and catastrophic climate change is still

Will Durban deliver? There is much indecision

The Durban Conference of Parties is over. There may be a signed document to show for the conference, however this document, laying the way for the Durban Platform, merely saved the negotiations. Potentially irreversible and catastrophic climate change is still

Poll: European Union releases the 2050 Energy Roadmap

The EU has released the 2050 Energy Roadmap. This suggests five decarbonisation scenarios. Please tell us which of these you would like to see happening. You may select two answers.

Poll: European Union releases the 2050 Energy Roadmap

The EU has released the 2050 Energy Roadmap. This suggests five decarbonisation scenarios. Please tell us which of these you would like to see happening. You may select two answers.

Durban: Is unanimity necessary?

The annual COP17 climate change conference in Durban has begun. Between 28 November and 9 December, representatives from governments across the world, international organisations and civil society will gather together in Durban to debate and advance the Kyoto Protocol, the

Durban: Is unanimity necessary?

The annual COP17 climate change conference in Durban has begun. Between 28 November and 9 December, representatives from governments across the world, international organisations and civil society will gather together in Durban to debate and advance the Kyoto Protocol, the

Cyprus: struggling along, or about to hit the gas?

Cyprus has had a difficult history over the last century, a legacy it has carried into this one. However, its recent natural gas find in the Levant basin throws potential good fortune into a much suffering economy. Unfortunately for Cyprus,

Cyprus: struggling along, or about to hit the gas?

Cyprus has had a difficult history over the last century, a legacy it has carried into this one. However, its recent natural gas find in the Levant basin throws potential good fortune into a much suffering economy. Unfortunately for Cyprus,

Slower than certainly possible: developments in Energy Roadmap and Energy Efficiency Directive

A low carbon society is achievable. This was the message given many times over at coinciding workshops of the European Environmental and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC), and the Coalition of Energy Savings on 4 October 2011. Not only can

Slower than certainly possible: developments in Energy Roadmap and Energy Efficiency Directive

A low carbon society is achievable. This was the message given many times over at coinciding workshops of the European Environmental and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC), and the Coalition of Energy Savings on 4 October 2011. Not only can

The Future of Europe’s Energy Infrastructure: Permits, Grids, Renewables, Nuclear

Energy infrastructure is a fundamental requirement for the production and supply of energy, which is the linchpin of our economies and societies. But with increasing demand, the necessity of reducing greenhouse gasses, falling reserves of traditional forms of fuel, price

The Future of Europe’s Energy Infrastructure: Permits, Grids, Renewables, Nuclear

Energy infrastructure is a fundamental requirement for the production and supply of energy, which is the linchpin of our economies and societies. But with increasing demand, the necessity of reducing greenhouse gasses, falling reserves of traditional forms of fuel, price

Excerpts from a Diary of the EU Sustainable Energy Week

This year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week (11-15th April 2011), organized by the Directorate General for Energy of the European Commission, was focused on energy efficiency. This is in recognition of the fact that despite energy efficiency (or rather, energy savings)

Excerpts from a Diary of the EU Sustainable Energy Week

This year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week (11-15th April 2011), organized by the Directorate General for Energy of the European Commission, was focused on energy efficiency. This is in recognition of the fact that despite energy efficiency (or rather, energy savings)

Eco-Design Energy Savings vs. 98 New Nuclear Reactors?

The renewal of the nuclear energy debate has spurred a great deal of discussion, not least as it has provided a pertinent and powerful comparison for those promoting energy efficiency and savings – just how many nuclear power plants could

Eco-Design Energy Savings vs. 98 New Nuclear Reactors?

The renewal of the nuclear energy debate has spurred a great deal of discussion, not least as it has provided a pertinent and powerful comparison for those promoting energy efficiency and savings – just how many nuclear power plants could

Sustainable Growth or Growth vs. Sustainabilty: Answer Our Poll and Tell Us What You Think!

The EU is a free market institution – it was set up as a common market, after all – and its policies all relate to growth. The Europe 2020 strategy is for smart, sustainable, inclusive growth. The Energy 2020 strategy

Sustainable Growth or Growth vs. Sustainabilty: Answer Our Poll and Tell Us What You Think!

The EU is a free market institution – it was set up as a common market, after all – and its policies all relate to growth. The Europe 2020 strategy is for smart, sustainable, inclusive growth. The Energy 2020 strategy

The Future of Europe’s Energy Infrastructure: Eyes Bigger Than Its Stomach?

QCEA strongly believes that the EU’s commitment to reducing energy consumption  should be considered before deciding on the energy infrastructure that will lock us into levels of energy supply based on business-as-usual projections. When a person eats a meal, it

The Future of Europe’s Energy Infrastructure: Eyes Bigger Than Its Stomach?

QCEA strongly believes that the EU’s commitment to reducing energy consumption  should be considered before deciding on the energy infrastructure that will lock us into levels of energy supply based on business-as-usual projections. When a person eats a meal, it