Countries Increase Biomass Subsidies Despite COP 27 Pledge
A new report shows that European countries are giving more money than ever to bioenergy
Will Europe Stop Trashing U.S. Forests in the Name of Bioenergy?
In light of the fact that burning trees from U.S. forests is not carbon-neutral, the European Union’s renewables policy needs to change
Europe Drives Up Demand for U.S. Wood Pellets
The European Union is shedding coal in favor of biomass, but critics are alarmed at the environmental fallout
Buildings Will Play a Big Role in the EU’s Carbon-Reduction Plan
By 2050, greenhouse gas emissions of ‘nearly zero-energy buildings’ will need to show a 88% to 91% drop from 1990 levels
Pre-Copenhagen: The EU’s “Near Zero” Directives, Pledges from the U.S. and China, New Code Minimums in the U.K.
For some environmental groups, though, the new initiatives still fall short
Consultant: Europe Leads U.S. in Green BuildingGreen-building consultant Jerry Yudelson says his latest book on green building explains why Europe, not the U.S., is at the green forefront
The European Parliament’s Zero-Energy Ambitions
The European Parliament votes to impose a zero-energy standard on new buildings beginning in 2019 As they do in the U.S., residential and commercial buildings account for an estimated 40%…