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Study brands World Bank loan program a failure

Study brands World Bank loan program a failure

At the expense of cleaner options, a multi-billion dollar global fund is encouraging the construction of fossil fuel projects. An NGO said that while undermining renewable schemes some World Bank policy loans had the effect of supporting coal, gas and ...

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EU launches new energy platform

EU launches new energy platform

The EU has launched a new energy hub to help the member states to become increasingly energy efficient. The ‘Smart specialisation platform on energy’ will be used between regions to share their knowledge about energy investment and low carbon technologies. ...

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European Parliament approve new rules for eco-friendly lorries

European Parliament approve new rules for eco-friendly lorries

The European Commission put forward new rules to allow manufacturers to develop more aerodynamic lorries which reduce fuel usage by 7%-10% and cut greenhouse emissions. That could mean savings worth €5,000 (£3,565) every year in fuel costs for a typical ...

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EU renewable energy share reached 15%

EU renewable energy share reached 15%

In 2013 the share of renewable sources in the European Union reached 15%, which is up 8.3% from 2004 according to new figures from Eurostat, the EU’s statistical office. The EU has set a target of 20% renewable sources to be ...

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Renewable energy could be shared around EU with “Supergrid”

Renewable energy could be shared around EU with “Supergrid”

Cardiff University researchers are looking into creating a new “super grid” to enable the EU to share their renewable energy. The project, a Multi-terminal DC Grid for Offshore Wind (MEDOW), will work with five universities and six industrial companies to ...

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EU proposes 30% energy efficiency target

EU proposes 30% energy efficiency target

  The European Commission has proposed a 30% energy savings target by 2030 compared to the level in 1990 for all the member states. The proposed target goes beyond the 25 per cent energy saving target which would be required ...

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EU providing funds of up to €239 million for environmental projects

EU providing funds of up to €239 million for environmental projects

The European Commission is providing funding of up to €239 million ( £191.2m) for projects dedicated to the environment. Businesses across the EU are invited to bid for a share of the cash, which is provided as part of the ...

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