EU Energy Briefing: Nuclear Safety, China Solar Energy Dispute, 2030 Framework [VIDEO]

July 10, 2013 by David Thual

EU Video Briefing

An extensive update on the latest European Union Energy Policy developments and what to expect for the near future in the field, with discussion on a far ranging selection of topics.[read more]

Neck and Neck: US and European Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trends

July 7, 2013 by Trevor Houser

US and European Emissions


The European Environmental Agency released their annual greenhouse gas inventory. Emissions in the European Union fell 3.3% in 2011 to their lowest level since the EEA began keeping track.[read more]

Renewables Policy: "EU can learn from the US" [VIDEO]

July 5, 2013 by David Thual

Since the economic crisis began the climate agenda has struggle in the European Union, but renewables have always had lots of other arguments for them – jobs and growth, for example.[read more]

EU: 100 Percent Renewable Energy Is Here

June 13, 2013 by David Thorpe

Two questions for you: how many countries in the world source their electricity 100% from renewable sources? And which major European nation that is well-endowed with renewable energy resources, is the worst at exploiting them?[read more]


EU Energy and Climate Change Policy After 2020

May 31, 2013 by Oliver Geden

The European Commission is already working on a detailed proposal for the design of a post-2020 target architecture and has started a public consultation to collect views from Member States and stakeholders.[read more]

EU Tariffs on China Solar Panels Loom as Talks Fail

May 29, 2013 by Herman Trabish

EU-China solar trade war?

The tariffs will average 47.6 percent and will affect 100-plus Chinese manufacturers found by an EC investigation to have been involved in dumping solar products at market-breaking low prices in the European Union.[read more]

EU Biofuels and Indirect Land Use Change [VIDEO]

May 29, 2013 by David Thual

talking EU biofuels

In the Environment Council, there are very divergent views concerning the Indirect Land Use Change proposal, especially regarding the level at which Europe will oblige suppliers to include biofuels in the fuel mix.[read more]

Climate Change Arithmetic: Missing the Big Picture

May 27, 2013 by Robert Wilson

Counting renewable energy, and not carbon is bad arithmetic. We keep our eye on the progress of renewables, yet the resurgence of coal in Europe gets ignored.[read more]

EU to Hit China Solar Panel Makers With Anti-Dumping Tariffs

May 13, 2013 by Herman Trabish

EU vs. China

The European Union is moving ahead with tariffs on imported Chinese solar panels in an effort to protect its own module makers, imposing anti-dumping charges similar to those imposed last year by the U.S.[read more]

Offshore Wind Energy in Europe: €130 Billion Market By 2020

May 9, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

Offshore Wind in EU

Europe is expected to continue dominating the global offshore wind industry, but the Asia Pacific and North American regions will soon represent significant market shares as technological innovations reduce many bottlenecks[read more]

Can Europe Join the Shale Gas Revolution? [VIDEO]

May 7, 2013 by David Thual

shale gas

Sonja van Renssen, leading environment journalist for viEUws - the EU Policy Broadcaster, provides a story on the future of an EU Shale Gas Policy, with an overview of how the US is conducting its own shale gas policy.[read more]

Shale Gas Development "Need Not Cost Environment" [VIDEO]

April 25, 2013 by David Thual

EU shale development

As a result of the unconventional oil and gas revolution, American states have been updating their regulatory frameworks to include new measures to protect groundwater and reduce air emissions.[read more]


Europe's 20/20 Energy Vision and Beyond

April 20, 2013 by Clare Taylor

EU energy goals

Already Brussels is looking beyond 2020 for its climate and energy targets, with the European institutions in recent weeks endorsing 2030 goals and opening public consultation on the 2030 policy framework.[read more]

Completing the European Internal Energy Market [VIDEO]

April 17, 2013 by David Thual

Jerzy Buzek, MEP

Hughes Belin, leading Energy & journalist for viEUws - the EU Policy Broadcaster, talks to European Parliament rapporteur on making the Internal Energy Market work.[read more]

EU on Track to Meet 2020 Clean Energy Targets, But…

April 14, 2013 by Herman Trabish

EU energy targets

The newest European Union statistics show its member nations are on track to meet their renewables targets but will need a new policy boost to keep up the pace.[read more]