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Energy 04-11-2009

US scholar: ‘Don’t choose clean tech winners too early’

In order to manage the huge task of transforming the current energy system to fit climate considerations, it is important to keep future ground-breaking technology options open while making early emission cuts by using energy more efficiently, Franklin M. Orr, director of the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Energy 04-11-2009

Scholar: ‘Don’t choose clean tech winners too early’

In order to manage the huge task of transforming the current energy system to fit climate considerations, it is important to keep future ground-breaking technology options open while making the early emission cuts by using energy more efficiently, Franklin M. Orr, director of the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Climate change 12-06-2007

EU sees green future for business

Environment ministers from the EU-27 have set out to convince business that an ambitious environmental policy is what's needed to fire up Europe's economy, ahead of a four-day conference on green issues, hosted by the Commission.
Trade & Society 13-02-2007

Mandelson wants free trade in ‘green’ goods

Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson has called for a 0%-tariff deal on environmentally friendly technologies as part of the Doha Round, saying that such an agreement could help provide a global solution to climate change.

Environmental Technologies Action Plan (ETAP)

In January 2004 the Commission launched an action plan to stimulate the development and use of environmental technologies. The action plan aims at removing financial, economic and institutional barriers to the development of environmentally friendy technologies. The Commission sees it as a bridge between the EU's sustainable development strategy and the Lisbon agenda.
Energy 29-09-2006

RD&D priorities for renewable energy

This report, issued by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris, pays attention to the role that renewable-energy technologies can play in a ‘clean, clever, and competitive energy future’.
Public Affairs 04-04-2006

Businesses and green groups rally for EU eco-tech funds

Small and medium-sized businesses, environmental technology suppliers and green campaigners join calls to maintain funding for eco-innovation in the 2007-2013 EU budget.

Energy issues dominate eco-innovation debate at European Business Summit

EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas exchanged views with top business leaders and academics on how to turn green investments into profits.
Climate change 20-09-2005

EU breathes LIFE into environmental technologies

Waste management projects will account for the bulk of the 71 million euros that the EU will allocate to support ground-breaking technologies aimed at protecting the environment.
Climate change 12-01-2005

Lead Markets of Environmental Innovations: A Framework for Innovation and Environmental Economics

This paper by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Germany questions whether environmental regulations can create lead markets, enabling firms to export innovations that are induced by local market conditions and national regulations. Two case-studies are analysed: the emergence and international diffusion of wind energy generation and fuel efficient technologies for passenger cars.

‘Smart construction materials’ to make air cleaner

An EU consortium of public and private researchers has developed innovative construction materials capable of capturing and eliminating air pollutants.

Environmental Technologies Action Plan: sustainable development meets Lisbon agenda

The Commission has presented an action plan to stimulate the development of environmental technologies which have the potential to boost economic growth and competitiveness.
Climate change 19-03-2002

Commission to propose action plan for green technology

On 13 March, the European Commission issued a report that describes the potential of green technology, identifies the present market barriers, and gives directions for future actions. The report is a first step towards a Community action plan for environmental technology, which is expected before the end of 2002.
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