From April 11 to April 15, the European Union Sustainable Energy Week will be held all over Europe. At the same time, in Brussels, the European Regions Energy Day, co-organized by the Assembly of European Regions & GE Energy, will take a look at energy investment from a European and regional angle. One week before, [...]
Vojvodina in pole position to drive energy sustainability in the Balkans Conclusions of the AER energy peer review
Yesterday the Assembly of European Regions’ peer review team presented a series of recommendations on how to improve the energy policy of the province of Vojvodina. Based on the observations made during an October 2010 audit, the report identifies the major strengths and challenges for the development of a green economy in the region. “We [...]
Do it fast but do it smart! European Energy Strategy 2020: AER members visit GE Smart Grid Centre and promote the role of regions in speeding up an energy efficient Europe.
Bracknell (UK), 1 February 2011. To affirm its commitment to a low-carbon future on the eve of the EU Summit, the Assembly of European Regions (AER) organised together with its partner GE Energy, regional representatives and energy experts a one-day event presenting viable actions to build up an energy efficient European territory. “Much of the [...]
After 7 years and halftone results, the famous actor bowed out of the governance of California after two mandates and intends to continue his fight for environmental protection by leading a new initiative, the R20 : Regions of Climate Action. Elected in 2003, Arnold Schwarzenegger promised when he arrived at the governance of California to [...]
Learning from the Financial Crisis: Governments and Businesses must work together and rebuilt Trust.
On October 7, 2010, Jeffrey Bartash, Journalist for MARKETWATCH reported that John Rice, vice chairman of GE (GE, US), said that Western governments were creating too many obstacles that prevent companies from innovating and creating jobs, adding that It was a known fact that barriers that slow down innovation need to disapear. This is a reality that affect [...]
At the R20 Side Event of the World Energy Congress in Montreal, Blogactiv Director Stuart Langridge interviewed Michele Sabban. Blogactiv: Why an R20 group and why now? MS: R20 is a meeting of the 20 biggest regions of the world which have decided to gather in order to work, propose and act alongside each other. [...]
Greenpeace and European Renewable Energy Council report says renewables could cut EU carbon emissions by 95%; source: Euronews
Greenpeace and European Renewable Energy Council report says renewables could cut EU carbon emissions by 95% A recent report written by Greenpeace and European Renewable Energy Council says that Europe could cut its carbon emissions by 95% (below 1990 levels) with renewables, obtaining 92% of its energy from renewable sources such as wind and solar [...]
At the 25th anniversary assembly of the Assembly of European Regions, Blogactiv spoke to Klaus Klipp. Mr Klipp is Secretary General of the Assembly. He explained some of the organisation’s background and the results of recent reports discussing subsidiarity and political decentralisation.