Netherlands annually spends 7.5 billion euros of hidden subsidies for production and use of fossil energy

GroenLinks (in English: GreenLeft), a Dutch politic party,  has recently opened a hot-line for taxpayers. Research shows that the Netherlands annually spends 7.5 billion euros of hidden subsidies for production and use of fossil energy. GroenLinks MP Liesbeth van Tongeren: “The next few years we have significantly cut the public finances back to health. Therefore, […]

CCS is unproven, risky and expensive

Did you ever hear of Barendrecht? It’s a small town in the Netherlands. Besides that, the citizens believe that they will live soon in the biggest test laboratory of the world. The federal goverment and Shell wants to store CO2 as a test under an area where 7600 families are living. The citizens and the […]

Electric cars likely to lead to more CO2 because of EU legal loopholes

Electric cars can play a role in cutting Europe’s carbon emissions but current EU legislation contains loopholes that are likely to lead to emissions and oil use going up, according to a new European Commission President José Manuel Barroso called in September for transport to be ‘decarbonised’, highlighting the development of electric cars as a […]

California Assembly Passes Home Energy Efficiency Bill to Save Money, Reduce Carbon Emissions

First of its kind Bill targets energy audits for all existing buildings Los Angeles, CA – June 4, 2009 – June 3th 2009,  the California State Assembly passed Assembly Bill (AB) 758, legislation that will make existing buildings more energy efficient and less expensive to operate. The bill, sponsored by Global Green USA and authored by […]