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Sir, Regarding ‘MEP goes on defensive over light bulb ban‘: Eco-design statement December 8: “The regulation [to ‘phase out’ incandescent lights] is only one of the Ecodesign measures that will be adopted by the Commission over the coming months, targeting many more products such as consumer electronics, white goods or heating appliances.” Are we living… » read more

Posted by Andreas

Sir, Regarding ‘MEP goes on defensive over light bulb ban‘: First of all: What is easily forgotten is that this is a ban on a safe, popular product. We are not talking about banning lead paint or fireworks here. Around 9 out of every 10 lights purchased in every European country are of this kind,… » read more

Posted by Andreas

Sir, Combating the economic crisis by building more infrastructure (like motorways) and exploiting our already over-exploited Earth even more in the process is not the right approach. Whoever thinks along such lines fails to understand both the debates of recent years and the Stern and Sukhdev reports! To put discussions on the right track again:… » read more

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Sir, In recent months EurActiv has published several very useful articles and reports on the new EU legislation on pesticides. Your latest LinksDossier “Pesticides: Striking the right balance?” is another useful contribution. However, I was surprised that it made no mention at all of the fundamental nature of the change this legislation would bring about… » read more

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Limits to growth? Hush!

Sir, Regarding ‘G8 energy chiefs worried by oil prices, eye nuclear’: You say that the International Energy Agency (IEA) is calling for a major boost in clean technologies to address the world’s soaring demand for energy (“‘Nuclear, along with carbon capture and storage (CCS), renewable energies and energy efficiency, all must play a much more… » read more

Posted by sylvane_casademont

Monsieur, Concernant ‘La Commission hésite à autoriser plus de cultures GM’: Pour quelles raisons l’Europe semble-t-elle faire le jeu de l’OMC dans le dossier des OGM? Pourquoi veut-elle imposer des législations favorables aux cultures OGM alors que la balance bénéfices/risques n’est même pas clairement établie et qu’il semble impossible de maîtriser les croisements avec les… » read more

Posted by sylvane_casademont

Sir, European Union officials must be getting used to the familiar refrain they hear every time an industry sector is asked to cut carbon emissions. But when the latest industry to claim it will be “destroyed” by a flagship European climate policy also happens to be one of the richest and most influential, its arguments… » read more

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