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Sir, Regarding ‘EU mulls €7bn subsidy for carbon capture‘: Is heralding the move towards large scale programmes in particular those for CCS (carbon capture and storage) and the very large organisations who are proffering these the right approach? One of the major hypotheses promoted for CCS is the transference of oxidised carbon (namely – carbon… » read more

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Sir, Yesterday I read the article ‘Fresh start with new members’ statute’ on the European Parliament’s website [1]. The article reminded me of a press release by Open Europe [2] drawing public attention to the money pit that the benefits to be received by the members of the Commission of the European Communities presided by… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘EU leaders warned about emerging ‘major’ gas crisis‘: As the Swedish Presidency has pointed out, if the Ukraine used their energy as efficiently as Slovenia , they could wipe out their gas deficit to Russia completely. Why is nobody concentrating upon that option? Andrew Warren EuroACE (European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘EU innovation needs paradigm shift, says commissioner‘: To achieve EU Science and Research Commissioner Janez Potocnik’s goal of turning research into market products, we should go back to the fundamental questions of what innovation means. Innovation, unlike basic research, is an organic phenomenon. It is reactive to demand far more often than it… » read more

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Sirs, The European Union (EU) is said to have been established by the Treaty on European Union signed in 1992. However, taking advantage of your neutrality, I would like to question the EU’s existence based on the following considerations: First, the Treaty on European Union (TEU) explicitly states that the EU “shall be founded on… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘EU leaders warned about emerging ‘major’ gas crisis‘: As the threat of another potential gas crisis looms, AEGPL, the European LPG Association, would like to highlight the availability and suitability of LPG as a back-up alternative, particularly in industrial installations. Not all back-up fuels are created equal. LPG, as a clean-burning gaseous fuel… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘EU summit seeks to avert ‘perfect storm’‘: Rich countries cannot manage climate change alone, even if they reduce emissions to zero. To succeed will require significant contributions from developing countries, particularly the major emerging economies such as China and India. Developing countries are the most vulnerable to climate risks, the least responsible for… » read more

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Sir, I am writing in response to the letter ‘Water needs politics, not techno-fixes‘ by Martin Pigeon of Corporate Europe Observatory, dated 4 May 2009. Commenting on Veolia Water’s calls for a ” low-water economy “, Mr. Pigeon suggests that Veolia’s views are driven only by commercial and short-term profit optimisation purposes, and that their… » read more

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