Day: 26 November 2004
Renewables groups dispel myth of effective competition in power markets
The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) have dismissed calls for more competition in the renewables sector, saying it would be inappropriate when competition is far from being effective in the conventional energy sector.
EEA warns EU will exploit rest of planet unless it curbs resource consumption
The European Union has been warned it faces a choice between exploiting the rest of the planet, or becoming drastically more efficient in its use of natural resources if it is to meet its 'Lisbon Strategy' goals of becoming the world's most dynamic and competitive economy.
4x4s should come with tobacco style health warnings, says think tank
The campaign against four wheel drive vehicles stepped up a gear this week, with think-tank the New Economics Foundation calling for tobacco style health warnings to be fitted, and London Mayor Ken Livingstone writing an open letter to Transport Minister Tony McNulty, urging greater duties to be imposed and pedestrian safety measures to be improved.
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