Environmental Engineering: Sunrise Industry with Enormous Potential

Ursula Drost, Managing Director, Business Consulting Network International
Brussels, September 20, 2010. Janez Potočnik, the European Commissioner for the Environment, emphasized the interconnectedness between economy and ecology in today’s address entitled “Europe: looking ahead on climate change” at the Green Alliance Conference in London.

The share of renewable energies in gross end-user energy consumption in the EU was 10.3 percent in 2008 and is expected to rise to 20 percent by 2020.

Covered topics:

  • Interconnectedness between economy and ecology
  • Innovative enterprises in cleantech and greentech
  • Emerging nations strive for the top
  • Making megacities livable through green innovations
  • Rural innovations
  • Wind from Germany
  • Coaxing more energy from the sun
  • Grid bottlenecks demand innovations