Month: November 2001
Europe makes u-turn on sinks
After much argument about whether countries should be allowed to use carbon sinks to offset carbon emissions - with Europe adamantly against their use until recently - EU research commissioner Philippe Busquin has announced evidence that nearly 30% of annual industrial carbon emissions in Europe are absorbed by the European biosphere.
Biotechnology contributes to environmental and economic sustainability
The use of biotechnology in industry invariably leads to processes that are more environmentally friendly than those they replace, and leads to a reduction in either or both operating and capital costs, according to a new study published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Volatility in energy markets will not continue in long term
The volatility of the energy markets over the last year – starting with high prices for oil and natural gas earlier on, which dipped following the terrorist attacks of 11 September – is not set to continue in the long term, with energy intensity – energy use per dollar of GDP – set to decline over the next 20 years, according to a new Department of Energy report. However, carbon dioxide emissions are expected to increase by 526 million metric tonnes per year over the same time period.
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