Browsing the "European Union" Tag

Carbon Emissions Continue to Rise Despite Reductions

September 21st, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

In a report entitled “Long-term trend in global CO2 emissions” prepared by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre and PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, it has been found that global emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) have increased by 45% between 1990 and 2010 and reached an all-time high of 33 billion tonnes by 2010, all despite increased energy efficiency, nuclear energy and a growing renewable energy industry


Europe to Stress Test Nuclear Power Stations

March 16th, 2011 | by Chris Milton

The EU's Commissioner for Energy, Günther Oettinger, has announced that the union will conduct a series of stress tests upon its nuclear power stations later in the year. He described the tests as "extraordinary" and said they would include the impact of earthquakes and high water. The tests will also be conducted on the nuclear power stations of neighbouring non-EU countries, including Switzerland, Turkey and Russia



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