The EU's Energy Efficiency Action Plan brought in a series of measures that encourage Europeans to cut energy waste - but failed to set binding energy efficiency targets, to the dismay of green groups.
Companies can get a helping hand in developing low-carbon products from a new Government-funded scheme, aimed at satisfying customer demand for low-carbon goods.
Urban sprawl affects more than a quarter of Europe's total area, accelerating the growth in carbon emissions from transport, a report from the EU Environment Agency warned.
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