RIMPAC 2012

Biofuel back in the spotlight

The European Parliament's environment committee will begin the second reading of the revised biofuel policy tomorrow.

Worker adjusts a light bulb in Tokyo's Akihabara district

Energy-saving rules come into force

Eco-design changes taking effect on 1 January are forecast to lower energy bills by €11.7bn every year from 2020.

Heavy traffic in Bavaria

The curse of abundant fossil fuel

Falling oil, gas, and coal prices threaten to undermine investment in green energy and stimulate wasteful consumption.

GAS FACILITY

Latvia in purple

Latvia needs to be better connected to Europe’s energy networks, but its vulnerability can be over-stated.

Smoke from the Silver Fire rises over electric wind turbines near the community of Cabazon

Commission pushes for energy union

Stakeholders are positioning themselves ahead of a strategy on completing the EU's energy union, due early next year.

Hearings of designated EU Commissioners

South Stream fallout dominates energy council

Ministers from eight member states are meeting this afternoon to discuss next steps after Russia's abrupt cancellation of the pipeline project.