Global Trends in Green Energy 2009 Report: New Power Capacity from Renewable Renewable Sources Tops Fossil Fuels in US, Europe

In 2009, for the second year in a row, both the US and Europe added more power capacity from renewable sources such as wind and solar than conventional sources like coal, gas and nuclear.

United Nations Agency Explores Potential Benefits Of Organic Agriculture In Eastern Europe

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said on April 12, 2010 that  it is partnering with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), an organic farming organization, to examine the potential economic, employment and environmental benefits of greater investment in sustainable agriculture in the Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia region.

First Coordinated REACH Enforcement Project Started: Regulation of Chemical Substances

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of CHemicals) is a European Union Regulation of 18 December 2006 that addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment.

Germany to Use CO2 Funds to Help Developing Nations

Germany will use part of the proceeds it gets from selling carbon permits to industry from 2008 to help support the fight against climate change in developing nations, Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel said.

New Map Shows Solar Electricity Potential of European Regions

A new map published by the European Commission shows the photovoltaic solar energy potential of different parts of Europe. Photovoltaic Solar Cells convert sunlight directly into electricity.

Renewable Energy Sources and Low Wastage Make Denmark A Net Exporter Of Energy While Its Economy Grows By 50 Percent

Denmark is the only European Union (EU) country that is a net exporter of energy and has kept consumption flat over the last 25 years even as its economy has grown by 50 percent. Low wastage and big investment in renewable energy sources such as wind farms have contributed to that success.

Treaty to prevent water-borne diseases in Europe enters into force

A treaty to prevent such water-related diseases as cholera, dysentery and typhoid through the provision of safe drinking water and adequate sanitation in cross-boundary European river basins entered into force today, following its ratification by the required16 countries, according to the United Nations health agency.

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