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Electricity

A report from the European commission's joint research center (JRC) shows that in spite of the accelerating introduction of energy-saving measures, the electricity consumption in the EU continues to increase like the economic growth.
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Nuclear power in Japan

A powerful earthquake shook Japan's northwestern coast this morning. It killed seven people, injured hundreds others and flattened scores of buildings. The quake affected also the world biggest nuclear power plant in Kashiwazaki with very serious consequences:a leak of radioactive water and a fire at the plant's electrical transformer .
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Documents

Conference speeches A.A. Soltanieh, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations and other international organisations in ViennaGareth Evans, Member of the UN High Panel of Experts on Threats Challenges and Change, President of International Crisis Group...
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DOCUMENTS

This section contains a short conference report, speeches and presentations. It will be regularly updated with the latest documents available
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Conference documents

Implementation of the EU action plan against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishingReport by Greens/EFA MEP Marie-Hélène AubertCombatting IUU fishing in West Africa - A regional approach (pdf)Speech by Austin Joko Jones, Consultant - MCS specialistCombatting IUU fishing in West Africa - A reg...
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Nuclear not a solution!

The fire took place at a nuclear reactor in Krümmel near Hamburg last Thursday. Contrary to previous reports by Vattenfall, the utility company which operates the nuclear plant, the fire did in fact affect the reactor.
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Background documentation

First PanelAtomdebatte statt Iranpolitik? Europas schwierige Position zwischen Iran und den USAStatement on the Islamic Republic of Iran's Nuclear IssueBaku declaration adopted by the thirty-third session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign MinistersNAM troika backs Iran over N-issueSecurity Counci...
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Energy efficiency in the EU

The EU Directive on energy end-use efficiency and energy services requests all Member States to submit their first National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) to the Commission by June 30, 2007. Only 3 countries, Finland, Danemark and the UK, submitted their NEEAP until now!
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Adaptation to climate change

The European Commission released today its Green Paper on adaptation to climate change. It stresses that climate change is already happening since Europe has warmed by almost 1°C over the past century. Adaptation to climate change is now an indispensable measure in complement to strong reductions of the greenhouse gas emissions.
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Trade and climate change

In the framework of the own initiative report on "Trade and Climate Change" by Greens/EFA MEP Alain Lipietz, the International Trade committee of the European Parliament will hold a mini-hearing on this topic. It will take place on Wednesday 27 June from 5 to 7.30 am in the European Parliament.