For CCS strategies elsewhere in the world, George Peridas’s blog is one to follow. This recent posting includes a summary of developments in China.
An interested piece in the New York Times today considers CCS on large installations outside the power sector.
While I prefer to focus on CCS demonstration plants, this full-chain pilot project at the Mountaineer power plant in West Virginia catches my attention, not least because two European companies Alstom and RWE are also involved.
I would like to share this inspiring and thought-provoking presentation with you. What’s it about? Prof Luc Soete, Director UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, Member DG Research Expert Group sees a new trend and challenge to technology and innovation policy: from the political obsession with technological competitiveness to a new global view in which access, diffusion and effective… » read more
Dear friends of innovation. You are kindly invited to join our ERRIN Mind Forum on 18 November 2009 at VLEVA (Liaison Agency Flanders Europe), Kortenberglaan 71, B-1000 Brussels. Background to the event: Europe’s economy is slowly coming out of troubled waters and what some have described as ‘a perfect storm’. However, it will not be… » read more
The European Commission proposed lifting visa restrictions on three Western Balkans states – Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia. Under this proposal, liberalization of visas for nationals of the Western Balkans will come into force on January 1st, 2010. EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana visited Montenegro on July 15th and stated that Montenegro has impressive progress… » read more
If so many people in Britain (80% was the usual figure quoted) wanted a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty, how come only 43% bothered voting?
If the anti-EU cause is so overwhelmingly popular, how come only around half of those voted for an anti-EU party? (And that’s only if you include the Tories as anti-EU.)
Let’s number-crunch: […]
Claims for the number of laws with an EU origin range from just 9% up to 84%. So what’s the truth?
Wir müssen die Erweiterungspolitik der EU entspannen. Gerade in Zeiten der Krise. Da hat keiner einen freien Kopf, keiner will Geld in eine Erweiterung stecken, keiner will den kleiner werdenden Kuchen an noch mehr hungrige Mäuler der Familie verteilen. Viele Erweiterer erwägen deshalb die Pille, ihre Gegenspieler gar einen Abort. Beides wäre fatal. Folgende Thesen… » read more
I’ve done a lot of eurosceptic-bashing over the last six years. But they have a vital role to play.
This has been on various UKIP election leaflets, so it’s evidently a claim they’re proud of – but does it stand up?
Simple maths tells us that Britain paying £40 million a day to the EU would mean an annual contribution of £14.6 billion. However, the most recent Treasury Report on the UK’s EU budget contributions […]
Alternate post title: Westminster MPs: Not as corrupt as UKIP MEPs…
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A Hungarian party would send sixty representatives to the European Parliament in sixty months YOU can be an EU representative if you want to – according to the campaign rhetoric of a lesser Hungarian party: “you” meaning anyone who joins them. They will select who goes by drawing lots. If the party wins a seat,… » read more
Is a European superstate even a possibility? Where to look for inspiration?