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We were pleased to be able to interview Gerard Van Harten at the 2009 European Business Summit in Brussels. Mr Van Harten is Chairman of Dow Benelux. He spoke about policies relating to sustainability and the stance of Dow on these issues. If you would like to tell us your opinion, please leave a comment… » read more

Friends of Europe’s annual energy summit (held on 30 October) saw tough exchanges between CCS defenders and the renewable energy sector but kept dodging the real question: can we solve the climate/energy crisis without questioning our economic growth and development paradigm? Energy commissioner Andris Piebalgs, as expected, defended his commission resolve not to “deviate” from… » read more

The climate change ‘cost or opportunity’ debate: why has it not been settled? A worrying number of European states, industries and even average citizens are still convinced that fighting climate change will be too costly and risky in terms of jobs and growth. The current economic crisis is creating even greater anxiety, giving rise to… » read more

23-01-2008: Eu has set european targets for Sustainable Energy. This is again an important milestone for European energy policy implementation by the Commission. It shows their commitment to combatting climate change. International agreements for the post-Kyoto period hasn’t been set yet, national policies within old en new EU-member states are ‘divers’ in ambitions and quality.… » read more

23-01-2008: Eu has set european targets for Sustainable Energy. This is again an important milestone for European energy policy implementation by the Commission. It shows their commitment to combatting climate change. International agreements for the post-Kyoto period hasn’t been set yet, national policies within old en new EU-member states are ‘divers’ in ambitions and quality.… » read more

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