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In the Netherlands, on 23-01-2008 a convenant for the built environment has been signed between government (3 ministries: of environment, energy and housing) with energy sector, building sector, installation sector. Representatives of owners- and renters-associations have delivered to work towards the proposed target of 100 PJ reduction of energy use in all buildings. “More with… » read more

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In the Netherlands, on 23-01-2008 a convenant for the built environment has been signed between government (3 ministries: of environment, energy and housing) with energy sector, building sector, installation sector. Representatives of owners- and renters-associations have delivered to work towards the proposed target of 100 PJ reduction of energy use in all buildings. “More with… » read more

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23-01-2008: Eu has set european targets for Sustainable Energy. This is again an important milestone for European energy policy. It shows the commitment to combatting climate change reduction. International agreement and national policies are ‘in place’. Nevertheless, the real world is local and ‘enforcement’. My daily experience with local climate policies is still far away… » read more

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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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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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The opening plenary session of the European Business summit (EBS 2008) workshop will feature speakers as diverse as the European Commissioner for Environment, the Director General of the WWF and the President of Microsoft International. This post sets out the scope of this EBS 2008 plenary (see EBS ‘08 programme). Everyone interested in the topic,… » read more

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This European Business summit (EBS 2008) workshop will discuss the possible contributions of Information & Communication Technologies to the development ofa low carbon economy. This post sets out the scope of this EBS 2008 workshop (see EBS ‘08 programme). Everyone interested in the topic, whether they’re coming to EBS 2008 or not, is welcome to… » read more

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Commission President Barroso today (25 Jan) expressed his support for a Davos declaration on the Millennium Development Goals and promised to “discuss with Member States the importance of scaling up aid budgets”. By putting this issue in the context of “financial aid”, developed countries can feel good about themselves. They are helping (or at least… » read more

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Commission President Barroso today (25 Jan) expressed his support for a Davos declaration on the Millennium Development Goals and promised to “discuss with Member States the importance of scaling up aid budgets”. By putting this issue in the context of “financial aid”, developed countries can feel good about themselves. They are helping (or at least… » read more

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The future of ecology-friendly technologies will be at the centre of discussion at this workshop of the European Business Summit on 22 February. In order to deliver sustainable, secure and competitive energy, the EU needs to accelerate the development and deployment of cost-effective low carbon technologies. In a carbon constrained world, the mastery of technology… » read more

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After all that has been said this year on the Turkish application to enter the European Union, either by the ‘pro’ people like the Portuguese Manuel Lobo Antunes – Secretary of State of European Affairs -, the British Geoffrey Hoon – same position for the United Kingdom – or Massimo d’Alema, the Italian Minsitry of… » read more

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This European Business summit (EBS 2008) workshop will discuss and debate EU policies for stimulating green investment. This post sets out the scope of this EBS 2008 workshop (see EBS ‘08 programme). Everyone interested in the topic, whether they’re coming to EBS 2008 or not, is welcome to use this blog to comment or submit… » read more

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After having a look at the Greek Cypriot side of the `Cyprus dispute`, the logical next step is to cross to the North side of the island to ask for some opinions there. So, off I go today, across the UN-patrolled Green Line that splits Nicosia and all of Cyprus in two. Welcome to the… » read more

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The second plenary session of the European Business summit (EBS 2008) workshop will discuss energy security. This post sets out the scope of this EBS 2008 plenary (see EBS ‘08 programme). Everyone interested in the topic, whether they’re coming to EBS 2008 or not, is welcome to use this blog to comment or submit their… » read more

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This European Business summit (EBS 2008) workshop will discuss nuclear energy. This post sets out the scope of this EBS 2008 workshop (see EBS ‘08 programme). Everyone interested in the topic, whether they’re coming to EBS 2008 or not, is welcome to use this blog to comment or submit their own ideas – see About… » read more

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