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Double Dutch trading cuts energy emissions

Under the Kyoto Protocol, countries which have agreed to cap their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions can purchase carbon dioxide (CO2) credits in countries other than their own.

Small scale biomass power plants for distributed energy

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.

Renewable Energy Review – Solar Power: Seeking the sun in Spain

In January 2003, Energía Hidroeléctrica de Navarra (EHN) inaugurated a photovoltaic solar energy plant of 1.2 MW, the largest in Spain in terms of installed capacity.

EU to open domestic energy markets

EU energy ministers meeting in Brussels Monday reached a deal to allow homeowners in the European Union to choose their gas and electricity suppliers starting in July 2007.

The European Union becomes the first superpower to announce a plan to become a ‘hydrogen economy’

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.

Energy bill threatens price and supply of electricity, consumer groups warn

Twenty-nine national and state consumer groups called on Congressional Energy Bill conferees Wednesday, urging them to heed the warnings previously expressed by state and local regulators.

UK government agrees à‚£410m bailout for British Energy

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 selected to perform renewable energy study in 27 countries

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.

Progressive legislation fuels biomass energy market

'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.

Germany to Have Energy Regulator If Opposition Wins

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.