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More clarity is needed regarding the Energy Union’s priorities for the Czech Republic. by Ondrej Pasek, cross-posted from the Bankwatch blog. (Image by epp group – CC BY-NC-ND 2.0). The European Commission has been hard at work devising the EU’s new energy strategy. It is touted as an ambitious new path for a unified, sustainable… » read more

  On a recent trip to San Francisco and Austin, Texas, I found myself accompanied by two potential agents of change – Benjamin Barber’s book If Mayors Ruled the World and a newly appointed Swedish city mayor, Niklas Nordström. The former has the power to inspire and empower local politicians who wish to take on… » read more

(v. 2.4, last edited on 20.01.2010)   The international debate on the existence and nature of global warming took an [un]expected turn last Friday, Nov. 20th, when hackers published on the Internet what is described as e-mails and other documents originating from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia (WikiLeaks, Alleged… » read more

The Copenhagen Climate Blog is a collaborative space is designed to address the issue of climate change within the scope of the Copenhagen Conference in December 2009. I think the Copenhagen Conference will be one of the most important events in the decade, so I will definitely put the blog into my reader and also… » read more

Following the recent debate – Nuclear wave: perspectives for the 21th century – organized by the European Movement International in association with ENEL on the 2nd July 2008, here is a short compilation of each speakers’ most interesting interventions and statements on this “heated issue”. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/uBgIh_Ff6us” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

In here introductory speech, Ninna Commeau – Adviser to Deputy Director General, DG Energy and Transport – European Commission – clearly stated the importance for the EU to maintain and develop the nuclear energy sector. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/1TgtgEY5EC0″ width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Some years ago, speaking about nuclear energy was more or less a bad word.… » read more

Hungarian MEP Edit Herczog (PES), a speaker at the conference, gives us her impression at the discussions of the event. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/JWBYqjYzDvo” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Q: What did you think of the conference? What did you think about the discussions? A: I really liked it because the arguments came to the table and it… » read more

Giancarlo Aquilanti, Head of the Nuclear Technology Area at ENEL, explains the state of nuclear energy in Italy. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/6qFozeMl8rg” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Q: So you are positive and optimistic about the direction? How do you see it from the view point of ENEL – development in the future in terms of new plans… » read more

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