EU lawmakers want more aggressive renewable energy targets

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Lawmakers have come together to call for higher clean power targets Members of the European Parliament have come together to agree on more aggressive renewable energy targets. Politicians met earlier this week to discuss some 1,300 amendments to the European Commission’s initial clean power proposal. The European Union, as a whole, has been working to embrace renewable energy and reduce emissions for some time. Last year, member states were given legal directives to generate no less than 20% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020. Many lawmakers now want…

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European Parliament announces plans to support the adoption of hydrogen fuel vehicles as well as others

EU aims to support the aggressive adoption of clean transportation throughout the region in order to mitigate fuel costs The European Parliament has unveiled plans to further reduce Europe’s dependence on fossil-fuels by focusing more heavily on clean transportation. According to the European Parliament, 94% of the energy consumed by transportation in 2010 was oil-based. Approximately 84% of this oil was imported and the costs of bringing oil in from outside the European Union contributed to a 2.5% gross domestic product deficit for the whole region. A continued reliance on…

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Alternative energy news: EU passes emissions trading measure

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Emissions trading makes alternative energy news thanks to ambitious emissions trading measure Emissions trading has made alternative energy news headlines this week as the European Parliament passes a vote approving a plan to reduce the number of unsold carbon credits that are part of the European Union’s Emissions Trading System. The EU has become a somewhat active carbon trading region, backed heavily by the governing body’s interest in renewable energy and the mitigation of the effects of climate change. The new measure is meant to generate more activity among companies…

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European Union continues fight for alternative energy

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Alternative energy continues to be key for EU emissions reduction targets The European Union has been showing aggression toward the adoption of alternative energy recently. The governing body has  lofty goals where emission reduction and energy efficiency are concerned, but has had trouble finding traction with its various alternative energy plans. Despite complications, the European Union has still managed to make significant progress in its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020. The EU has seen such promising progress that it is now considering increasing its emissions…

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Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Drive ‘n’ Ride kicks off

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Drive 'n' Ride kicks off

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Drive ‘n’ Ride launched in Europe The European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee has launched the fifth annual Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Drive ‘n’ Ride event . As with previous years, the event features a number of hydrogen powered vehicles from some of the largest names in the auto industry. Honda, Hyundai, Daimler, and Toyota will all showcase their hydrogen powered vehicles during the event, as will Intelligent Energy and Opel. As with past iterations of the Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Drive ‘n’ Ride, this year’s…

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