Rhein on Energy and Climate

Archives for EU climate policy

In June 2009, the Swedish prime minister had suggested member states to introduce C02 taxes as an additional instrument for tackling climate change. But neither the Swedish Presidency nor the Commission followed up on this suggestion. So far only two member states seem have on their own decided to prepared to go ahead with C02… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

Modern agriculture has become a major emitter of green house gases, in particular methane from animal husbandry, nitrogen oxide from intensive fertiliser use and C02 from mechanical farming. In the USA it accounts for as much as seven percent of green house gas emissions, in the EU the share might be around five percent, but… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein