The European Commission has set the goal of doubling the percentage of total primary energy production provided by renewable energy from six to 12 per cent, and of raising its share of electricity production from 14 to 22 per cent between now and 2010.
Romano Prodi, the President of the European Commission, announced last week a coordinated long-term plan for Europe to make the transition from fossil-fuel dependency to become the first "hydrogen economy" superpower of the 21st century.
British Energy (BE) announces that it had today entered into a facility agreement with the UK Government for up to £410m to provide working capital for its immediate requirements and to allow BE to stabilise its trading position in the UK and North America.
Black & Veatch was selected by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to assess the potential for renewable energy use in 27 countries located throughout Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
'Sustainable development' is the catchphrase of the new millennium. Backed by governmental incentives and progressive legislation, the use of environment-friendly, 'green' energy sources is receiving a major shot in the arm. Against this backdrop, biomass is expected to play a critical role in the renewable energy sector.
A conservative-led coalition, if it won national elections in September, would install an energy regulator in Germany to ensure fair competition, shadow economics minister Lothar Spaeth said in a media interview.