Tuesday, January 15, 2008

EU Promises Sustainable Plant Fuel

Hi everyone in the Energy, Technology and Policy Class. I thought I'd get a jump on this week's blogging with an article about a new plan from the European Commission.

Twenty seven member states of the EU have signed a deal dedicated to reducing carbon emissions by increasing the use of renewable fuels. The goal is to have 20% of energy consumption coming from renewable fuels by 2020. The details will be revealed on the 23rd of January.

The article mentions that the commission will also reveal revisions to the carbon emissions trading scheme on that day.

I think it should be interesting to see what the EU will lay out for increasing the use of renewable resources. Also, I think the US should be watching what improvements are made to the (fairly well criticized) carbon emissions trading scheme to see if it is something that would work here someday.

What do you think will be recommended Jan 23rd for renewable resources or for the carbon emissions trading scheme?

Article: "EU promises sustainable plant fuel" http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7187606.stm

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