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G8 summit

Two days before the start of a G8 summit which will be very much focused on climate change, China unveiled its first national plan on climate change. It stresses that China won't sacrifice economic ambitions to international demands to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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G8 summit in Germany

From 6 to 8 June 2007 Germany is hosting the Group of Eight (G8) summit. One of the key topic to be addressed by the leaders of the 8 richest countries is climate change. Germany tries to get an agreement on firm targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
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Green hydrogen economy

The European Parliament adopted a written declaration on establishing a green hydrogen economy and a 3rd industrial revolution in Europe through a partnership with committed regions and cities, SMEs and civil society organisations.
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CO2 emissions

In a paper published by the US National Academy of Science, scientists reveal that the worldwide CO2 emissions rose at a faster rate in 2000-2004 than in the worst-case scenario of the UN reports on climate.The study also notes a reversal of the trend towards greater energy efficiency and lower carbon working seen in the 1990s.
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Plant fuels

The inter-agency body UN-Energy released a report on Tuesday which advises governments to take a cautious approach to developing plant fuels. It says that negative environmental and social impacts could outweigh the benefits if production isn't managed sustainably.
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Choose the right bulb

With the Parliament currently considering a written declaration, proposed by the Greens, for an immediate ban on the sale of incandescent light bulbs in the EU, Green MEPs hosted a stand offering the possibility to compare the currently existing light bulbs.
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Nuclear power

The new report says that the construction costs for recent nuclear power plants have gone up as much as 300% over the budget and the average construction time has risen to almost 10 years. It concludes that nuclear power isn't an economically viable solution to climate change.
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Conference on plant fuels

Alain Lipietz, Greens/EFA MEP and the news magazine Politis invite you to the conference "Trees of evil. The production of agro fuels from palm oil". It will take place on Wednesday 9 May 2007 from 9.30 am to 1 pm in the European Parliament.
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EU-Russia Summit in Samara on 18 May 2007

Greens/EFA point out that democracy and human rights must be at the core of any future agreement with the Russian Federation and regret the timid reaction by the EU Presidency and the Commission at the Moscow and Saint Petersburg events. They also express their concern about Russian state re-taking control of all resources, including ener…
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Residual risk

This study, commissioned by the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, outlines the accidents in nuclear power plants since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. From minor incidents to major problems, it shows that nuclear power is a very dangerous source of energy.