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How do you communicate the need to take urgent climate change actions when your citizens are enjoying the warmest winter in ages with temperatures which save them a lot of money in energy consumption? This was one of the interesting questions I discussed with government communicators, EU information officers and aspiring journalists during my two-day… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

The most interesting energy news last week dealt with the negative environmental aspects of renewable energies, as Jesse Ausubel, one of the leading US academics on energy and climate change policies, launched a damning attack on the “green” credentials of renewable energy projects. Ausubel looked at the vast areas of land that would have to… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

The FT’s Gideon Rachmann recognises that the world is facing “two energy crises” in an excellent column in the British newspaper today. One of them is climate change, the other the struggle for declining energy resources. “Politicians find themselves pulled in two directions”, writes Rachmann. Swedish energy giant Vattenfall has quickly lost the “green leadership”… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

Two interesting reports I found today: A very good discussion paper of the Wuppertal Institute “Towards a sustainable biomass strategy“ A report by the Oxford Research Group “Too hot to handle? The future of civil nuclear power“. Read what the Guardian wrote about this report.

Posted by Willy De Backer

Outgoing Prime Minister Tony Blair will probably go down in history as the “poodle” of Bush on Iraq but also as the man who started the nuclear renaissance in Europe. His government presented today (23 May) a new Energy White Paper underlining the need for new nuclear power plants, increased use of renewables and more… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

The biggest news came out of the US, where the Supreme Court dealt a heavy blow to President Bush’s climate change policy. The Court’s verdict that the US Environmental Protection Agency can regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act was hailed by environmentalists and heavily criticised by the American car manufacturers. See the… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer