Everything News Jobs Opportunities Events Products/Services
Go to Home
Sign Up Sign in

The Low Carbon Economy Ltd

06 Feb 2009 05:02:12

Innovation needed for low carbon society

Innovation needed for low carbon society
Innovation will be necessary in order to move toward a low carbon society, according to MEPs.

The European Parliament has approved a "comprehensive roadmap to fight climate change", which features a range of recommendations in energy policy, transport and industry.

MEPs adopted proposals to cut carbon emissions by 80 per cent by 2050, meet 60 per cent of energy needs through renewables and make energy savings of 35 per cent by boosting efficiency.

These targets will only be met if there is technological and policy innovation as well as behaviour change, according to Karl-Heinz Florenz, whose report was approved by the Parliament.

He said: "A low-carbon society is possible only with an increased investment in research, development and innovation. In the end we will also have to change our lifestyle and make taking care of the environment a core value."

His report also included incentives for biomass and local crops.

Another report, drawn up by French MEP Anne Laperrouze, called for transmission networks between member states to have a ten per cent interconnection capacity.



Discussion Thread  


Related Categories

Clicking a category below will direct you to a list of related information

Skip Navigation Links.

The Low Carbon Economy Ltd Community

Related Items From Everyone

  1. WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study Energy Harvesting Market Shares,...

    15 Jul 2015
  2. Would you like to increase your profits and enhance your company image? Do you want to make a...

  3. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) should be adopted in all power stations by 2020, according to a...

    10 Jun 2008

Go To Home

Resource Links

We're social: View Available Feeds Find out more! Leave us your feedback


We appreciate all feedback. Please leave as much or as little as you like about any aspect of this website.

If your message requires a response, please leave your email address.