April 21, 2008

Breakthrough in clean ocean shipping in line with ECN recommendations

The Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) is delighted with the agreement in principle that the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) recently reached concerning the reduction of air pollution caused by shipping. This is a spectacular step towards a better environment.[more]

March 14, 2008

Plenty of space for biofuels in Europe

Petten - The EU biofuels target for 2020 of 10% can be met with conventional feedstocks and current technology without major agricultural land use changes and environmental consequences. Yet, only advanced, second-generation biofuels are expected to provide a substantial contribution to reducing...[more]

January 24, 2008

Climate plan Brussels shows common sense

Petten - The climate plan that was presented by the European Commission (EC) on January 23rd 2008 shows common sense. On the whole the Commission has made the right choices in her strive for substantially reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating a more sustainable energy supply. This was...[more]

January 21, 2008

Important results in Bali

The outcome of the 13th climate summit in Bali (COP13) made headline news all over the world. Although initially the conference proceeded according to plan, it required a dramatic final to reach consensus on an ‘Action Plan’ towards a new climate treaty. The deadline for a successor to Kyoto has...[more]

December 7, 2007

Energy Vision ECN/NRG directive for government policy

Petten – Ministers Van der Hoeven (EZ) en Cramer (VROM) will put the Energy Vision 2050 of ECN/NRG on the innovation agenda for government policy. The ministers announced this to the Dutch Lower House. They concluded that the ECN/NRG Energy Vision provides direction for innovative and energy...[more]

December 6, 2006

ECN and Natsource: European Union has exported €400 million through the Kyoto Protocol

The European Union private sector is exporting technology worth almost €400 million to developing countries as a consequence of the Kyoto Protocol. The result was presented today during the final conference of the European Commission TETRIS project on technology transfer and investment risks in...[more]

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