Munich, 6-July-2011. A huge majority of EU citizens care deeply about the environment, says the EU Environment commission in its June 2011 newsletter. The latest survey by the European Commission shows that the environment is an important personal concern to more than 90% of respondents in every single Member State.
Energy revolution in Germany: from centralized energy production to decentralized smart grids
Massive expansion of energy grids needed
Smart grids and smart meters for efficient energy use
Environmentally friendly propulsion and mobility
Sustainability and environmental protection in Germany—lifestyle impacts the environment, politics and economy
NOW is the time to act
Raw materials and material efficiency
Sustainable water management
Services in the environmental sector
Seizing market opportunities

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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