Canadians to follow EU's 2020 greenhouse gas emission targets

Friday, 27 November 2009
imagee/quebec-flag.jpg The Canadian province of Quebec said on Monday it aims to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent below 1990 levels by 2020, the same target as that set by the European Union, says Reuters.
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EU 2020 strategy consultation launched

Friday, 27 November 2009
imagee/EU20.jpg The EU Commission has launched consultation on a new EU 2020 strategy, being designed as a successor to the current Lisbon strategy for growth and jobs. 
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All new buildings in EU from 2020 might need to meet low energy performance standards

Sunday, 22 November 2009
imagee/GB.jpg New energy economy standards could kick in for all new public buildings in the European Union from 2018, and for all new homes and offices from 2020, according to a draft negotiating document.
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Spain plans to bring 8.8 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2012

Sunday, 22 November 2009
imagee/S.jpg Spain plans to bring 8.8 gigawatts of renewable energy generating capacity onstream in 2010-2012, 5.3 GW of which will be wind power and 1.5 GW will be from solar mirrors, says Reuters.
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Ukraine deal eases gas disruption fears

Friday, 20 November 2009
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Vladimir Putin, Russian prime minister, has agreed to waive sanctions against Ukraine and amend Russia’s natural gas contract with the country, in a move that could ease fears of a disruption to European gas supplies this winter, says FT.com.

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