European Union plans to re-write the rules of a $6 billion scheme that pays developing nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions risks stalling climate investment.
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Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Central and Eastern European countries will push for the Nabucco gas pipeline project during an EU summit in Brussels. The statement came as Germany refused to back public funding for the pipeline, which aims to reduce the EU’s dependency on Russian gas.
The European Commission officially adopted two regulations to improve the energy efficiency of house lamps and office, street and industrial lighting products. Meanwhile, industry sources claimed that intelligent lighting systems will ultimately provide greater energy savings.
EU national experts voted in favour of new rules for stricter energy standards for industrial motors, in the first of a string of votes on energy-using products scheduled for this month. Despite the technical nature of the topic, tens of thousands of citizens have shown considerable interest by signing a petition calling for stricter standards.