Day: 2 March 2001
World Bank president calls on rich countries to help poor nations
World Bank president, James Wolfensohn, has called on rich countries to do more to help poor nations, pointing out the environmental and social impact of the drastic drop in overseas aid, and the lack of trade between first and third world countries.
US EPA to keep diesel sulphur reduction proposal, despite industry protests
The new US Environmental Protection Agency’s Administrator has announced that it will move forward on schedule with the Clinton Administration’s proposal to make heavy-duty trucks and buses run cleaner, despite condemnation from the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA).
Conservationists say increase in Mediterranean tourism threatens to degrade region.
As the world’s largest travel fair was underway promoting the region, WWF warned that a predicted increase from 220 million to 350 million tourists in 20 years time could lead to uncontrolled development of the entire Mediterranean basin.
Green paper on security of supply pays too little attention to CHP
The European Commission’s green paper on the security of energy supply needs to pay more attention to the benefits of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) if it is to successfully achieve its aim of increased efficiency within its long term energy strategy, in order to cater for climate change and the rise in energy demand.
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