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You are invited to provide input to this workshop at the European Business Summit, for which some facts and figures about renewable energy may serve as an introduction: According to the International Energy Agency (IEA-2007), renewables accounted for 13.1% of the world’s total primary energy supply in 2004. Biomass and hydro make up the biggest… » read more

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Reducing the environmental impact of consumer products – from the provision of raw materials over the production phase to consumption and disposal – is a challenge the Commission sought to address in its 2003 Integrated Product Policy (IPP) proposal. This European Business Summit workshop will discuss how Sustainable Consumption in the EU can be brought… » read more

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Although initiatives and legislative measures have been introduced since 1993, a genuinely competitive and genuinely interconnected European market for gas and electricity is still not in place. This workshop at the European Business Summit will deal with this situation, which was recognised by the Energy Council and EU Heads of State in early 2007. Establishment… » read more

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This Workshop ate EBS 2008 will deal with the challenges to the transport sector in the EU, which ranges from urban transport to road transport and includes the rail sector, aviation and maritime transport. The transport sector is responsible for 31% of Community energy consumption and 26% of EU CO2 emissions. A. Transport in the… » read more

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With the title of this workshop at EBS 2008 we want to highlight the important links between climate change policies, international trade and competitiveness. There have also been calls to use measures at the border to compensate for the competitiveness effects of the EU’s climate change policies. There are concerns about the so-called carbon leakage… » read more

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The opening plenary session of the European Business summit (EBS 2008) workshop will feature speakers as diverse as the European Commissioner for Environment, the Director General of the WWF and the President of Microsoft International. This post sets out the scope of this EBS 2008 plenary (see EBS ‘08 programme). Everyone interested in the topic,… » read more

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This European Business summit (EBS 2008) workshop will discuss the possible contributions of Information & Communication Technologies to the development ofa low carbon economy. This post sets out the scope of this EBS 2008 workshop (see EBS ‘08 programme). Everyone interested in the topic, whether they’re coming to EBS 2008 or not, is welcome to… » read more

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This European Business summit (EBS 2008) workshop will discuss and debate EU policies for stimulating green investment. This post sets out the scope of this EBS 2008 workshop (see EBS ‘08 programme). Everyone interested in the topic, whether they’re coming to EBS 2008 or not, is welcome to use this blog to comment or submit… » read more

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The second plenary session of the European Business summit (EBS 2008) workshop will discuss energy security. This post sets out the scope of this EBS 2008 plenary (see EBS ‘08 programme). Everyone interested in the topic, whether they’re coming to EBS 2008 or not, is welcome to use this blog to comment or submit their… » read more

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This European Business summit (EBS 2008) workshop will discuss nuclear energy. This post sets out the scope of this EBS 2008 workshop (see EBS ‘08 programme). Everyone interested in the topic, whether they’re coming to EBS 2008 or not, is welcome to use this blog to comment or submit their own ideas – see About… » read more

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