Higher and higher – the continuing effects of carbon’s rise

Carbon is continuing to create waves in the markets by defying expectations and hitting new contract highs.

EU poll shows 72% of EU citizens ‘would back a carbon tax on air travel’

The majority of Europeans support a ban on short-distance flights to fight climate change, according to a survey from the European Investment Bank

Albanians to get warm home boost from EU worth €5m

Investment will help with heating, draft insulation and glazing to improve housing efficiency in one of Europe’s poorer nations

European Parliament declares climate emergency

EU lawmakers have voted in favour of the symbolic move ahead of the UN COP25 Climate Change Conference in Madrid in early December

Energy efficiency manual for Belarus

A London-based bank has launched a manual to boost energy efficiency and renewable energy in Belarus. It will act as a guide for local businesses which are interested in introducing energy management systems. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) expects the guide to help them reduce between 10% and 30% of their total […]

Energy UK: Binding national EU renewable targets inappropriate

The trade body representing the energy industry is calling on the Government to continue to push against an EU 2030 national renewable energy target that will be legally binding. In a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron, Energy UK said its members believe it is “inappropriate” to set binding national targets for renewables or energy […]

We need cheap energy so scrap wind, says UKIP leader

UKIP’s Nigel Farage told ELN today the UK needs “cheap energy” and the Government should “scrap” policy backing wind power. Today he also criticised European lawmakers for bringing the country to a point where the “lights go out by 2015” and slammed the “stupidity” of letting control of the country’s energy supply slip out of […]

EU kicks off sustainable urban transport campaign

The European Union has launched its annual campaign on sustainable urban mobility in a bid to encourage green daily transport and tackle air pollution. The 12th edition of the European Mobility Week kicked off yesterday and runs until Sunday under the slogan ‘Clean air – It’s your move!’ With urban traffic a growing source of […]

EU launches renewable project in Uganda

The European Union has launched a renewable energy initiative in Uganda in an effort to promote using it. Called the Sustainable Energy Markets Acceleration (SEMA), the €850,000 (£682,000) project, which lasts for four years, is funded by the European Union and Hivos People Unlimited, a development agency. It aims to educate people about the importance […]

Carbon compensation for Norwegian firms

The Norwegian Government has announced a $90 million (£55.9 million) scheme to keep its energy-intensive users in the country. Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg told a news conference yesterday that the energy-intensive manufacturing industry would be compensated for higher electricity prices. He said: “The purpose is to prevent Norwegian manufacturing industry from moving their enterprises […]