About: Energy 2020

Windpark in the North Sea. Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands [Nuon/Flickr]

IEA finds energy efficiency is fuel for economic growth

The EU does not do enough to conserve energy, endangering security of supply and the global climate, says a new study conducted by the International Energy Agency (IEA), citing enormous growth potential in energy efficiency. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Climate change 13-01-2012

Green energy investment soars to $260bn globally

Global investment in clean energy reached a new high of $260bn (€203bn) last year, despite the financial crisis and the anti-environment agenda of Republicans in the US Congress, a United Nations investors' summit was told on Thursday (12 January).  
Energy 23-05-2011

Special Report: European solar wobble spurs China deals

A slowdown in subsidies for solar power across European countries has encouraged companies to look oversees for greener pastures, threatening Europe's lead in this promising high-tech sector.
Public Affairs 03-03-2011

Who runs EU energy policies?

The EU is putting in place an ambitious energy policy in a bid to improve security of supplies and achieve bold CO2 reduction targets. But how does the EU decision-making process function on energy-related issues? And what is the role of the industry sector and interest groups?