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Die Idee, Benzinpreise 24 Stunden lang konstant halten und Erhöhungen ankündigen zu müssen, klingt zunächst verlockend. So wüsste man dann doch als Autofahrer wenigstens, dass der Liter Sprit auch abends auf dem Heimweg für zum Beispiel 1,50 Euro in den Tank fließt. Der Vorschlag von Bundesverkehrsminister Peter Ramsauer wird jedoch zu Recht nicht von Erfolg […]

In a declaration published May 20th , the Governing Board of the “International Energy Agency”, which represents the 28 major energy consuming countries, has expressed serious concerns about rising oil prices affecting global recovery by reducing household incomes and putting pressure on inflation and interest rates. This declaration, which represents a call upon OPEC […]

The third biggest European oil and gas company, TOTAL, has decided to buy a majority stake in Sun Power, the second US manufacturer of solar panels. This follows earlier engagements in solar ventures, including research, but it is the biggest investment so far ($ 1.4 billion). The acquisition reflects rising tensions in the energy markets […]

E3G’s Jesse Scott finds the Energy Efficiency Action Plan a relatively weak document. The reason, she says, is that we still do not know how to ‘do’ energy efficiency: lots of work is still needed to define the policy detail and build the political consensus needed to support the policies. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/-fJ45Bh4vJg” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” […]

Der sogenannte Energie-Gipfel im Kanzleramt war der Startschuss für einen einmaligen Feldversuch im Industrieland Nummer 1 in Europa. Das Experiment darf schon deshalb nicht daneben gehen, weil sonst der in Deutschland erreichte Massenwohlstand und unsere ausdifferenzierten, teuren Sozialsysteme existentiell gefährdet wären. Man hat aber nicht den Eindruck, dass dies allen Wettläufern aus der Kernenergie wirklich… » read more

Floods, drought, torrential rains, climate change, hunger, poverty, prosperity, health, security are all phenomenon’s intimately linked with water. Welcome to our new blog on Blogactiv.eu. We are excited about engaging in debate about substantial issues that we feel requires a deeper understanding than is present at the EU level:

Out of all the countries rocked by revolts and revolutions, one group stands apart. Its members are rich in oil and gas reserves and derive most of their national income not from the taxes levied on their citizens, but from the proceeds obtained from oil and gas exports. This fiscal peculiarity is not restricted to… » read more

Last week’s European Council took the decision to undertake stress tests for all existing European nuclear power plants by the end of the year. After these tests, the decision will be taken as to whether the security is sufficient to run the different nuclear power plants! But all experiences show that such a policy decision… » read more

I recently attended the European Commission, DG Climate Action’s conference on their roadmap to a low carbon economy in 2050. After hearing the European officials saying one thing (long-term targets) and the stakeholders another (short-term needs for funding innovation), I can only conclude that even with the best roadmap, we are definitely lost. And as… » read more

Last week’s European Council took the decision to undertake stress tests for all existing European nuclear power plants by the end of the year. After these tests, the decision will be taken as to whether the security is sufficient to run the different nuclear power plants! But all experiences show that such a policy decision […]

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