Latest European Climate Change Programme Stories

2012-02-27 05:59:22

Energy efficiency experts at the University of East Anglia (UEA) are calling for ambitious new targets to reduce energy demand across the European Union. In a report published today by the Build with CaRe consortium, the researchers propose a new EU target of a 40 per cent reduction in primary energy demand by 2050. The existing target is a 20 per cent improvement in energy efficiency by 2020, but the EU is currently on track to achieve only half of this. The report by Dr Bruce Tofield...

2011-01-20 13:15:00

A European Union source said on Thursday that hackers stole two million tons of polluting rights in a five-day raid this week on the EU's carbon emissions trading system, according to a Reuters report. The volume of carbon credits stolen in the online action represents just a fraction of global industrial greenhouse gas permits, but is potentially worth many millions of dollars. The scale of the theft was revealed a day after Brussels shut all 27 national trading registries for a week....

2009-09-17 17:16:00

BOSTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The President's Climate Commitment Committee submitted its Climate Action Plan to the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). The plan documents the College's commitment to reducing campus greenhouse gas emissions and outlines initiatives designed to achieve an overall goal of climate neutrality. BHCC's Climate Action Plan is based upon a comprehensive strategy of achieving climate neutrality. The College has...

2006-11-14 09:05:49

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Sweden, Britain and Denmark are doing the most to protect against climate change, but their efforts are not nearly enough, according to a report released Monday by environmental groups. The United States - the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases - ranked at 53, with only China, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia doing worse. "We don't have any winners, we only have countries that are better compared to others," said Matthias Duwe of the Climate Action Network-Europe, which...

2005-09-27 08:43:36

By Jeff Mason BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Aircraft taking off from airports in the European Union should join the bloc's emissions trading scheme to cut greenhouse gases that damage the environment, the EU executive Commission proposed on Tuesday. The European Commission said emissions trading was more environmentally beneficial or cost effective than imposing taxes or charges -- two other options the EU executive had considered in order to enlist airlines in the fight against climate...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.