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Ukraine is a major emitter of C02, comparable to Spain. It is therefore laudable that the government aims at reducing C02 emissions at the same rate as the EU, i.e. 20 percent by 2020. That should be feasible provided the country focuses on its huge potential for raising energy efficiency. Like all former socialist countries,… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

Malta is among the very few EU countries whose energy supply is 100% based on fossil sources, essentially oil. No wonder that its per capita emissions of C02 are unacceptably high for a country situated in Europe’s southern sun-belt. With 7 tons annually it exceeds France’s output! This situation is not sustainable. Oil prices are… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

For the past ten years, Spain has invested heavily in wind energy. After Denmark and Germany it is the third most important generator of wind energy in Europe. In doing so, Spain has acquired precious experience in the design and installation of wind turbines as well as the development of large-scale wind parks. In 2008,… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein