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To make sure Latvia’s energy path does not lead into a dead end for sustainability, the Energy Union should facilitate alternatives to unsustainable fuelwood. by Juris Dilba, cross-posted from the Bankwatch blog (Image by Artis Pupins – CC BY 2.0) In a series of blog posts, Bankwatch campaigners are weighing in on the implications that… » read more

This is a guest blog post by Lasse Gustavsson, Executive Director of Oceana in Europe. Oceana is the world’s largest international advocacy organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Which animal protein requires no fresh water, produces little carbon dioxide, doesn’t require arable land and provides healthy protein at a cost per kilo lower than beef, chicken,… » read more

As investors and officials are promoting a gas pipeline project from the Caspian Sea to Italy, the systematic repression of human rights in Azerbaijan is hardly on the official agenda. The Aliyev regime’s weakly veiled attempts to muzzle dissent illustrate how even the most repressive governments are acceptable partners for Europe’s pet energy projects. by… » read more

ManagEnergy caught up with Claudia Carani of the Modena Energy Agency (AESS) at its recent capacity building workshop in Sardinia where she described recent developments in the municipality’s €54 million ELENA-funded energy efficiency project. The city council of Modena joined the Covenant of Mayors in January 2010. The city developed a Sustainable Energy Action Plan of the… » read more

The Energy saving in municipal building (ENSAMB) project was launched in 2012; it aims to achieve at least 25% energy savings in 120 municipal buildings—representing 11 GWh/year and an estimated investment of €11.2 million. The project partners are 5 small municipalities in rural Norway—Elverum, Engerdal, Stor-Elvdal and Åmot—all of whom have also signed the Covenant… » read more

The business case for CSR is complex, yet, in a more sophisticated, inter-connected, post global-recession world, the business case is stronger than ever before. Moreover, climate change, poverty, social disenfranchisement and inequality must be addressed in a meaningful manner that is both qualitative and quantitative. With economic uncertainty and weakness, governments are reluctant to put… » read more

The evolution of sustainability Christopher Gleadle Throughout the great recession of 2007 – 2010, there has been a dislocation of trust between companies and the global communities they serve. Emerging from the recession – any company wanting to repair such dislocation has used sustainability as the model to achieve best results. Whether it is customers,… » read more

Un peu de bon sens

In the times of Adam Smith, CO2 was described as “wild spirit”. CO2, ozone, methane, energy, entropy, pollution were not discovered. They were “spiritus sylvestre”, “vis viva”. If anything, their were ghosts-like diffuse concepts.

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