Europe To Cut Carbon Emissions By 40 % By 2030

Europe To Cut Carbon Emissions By 40 % By 2030 compared with 1990 levels, the toughest climate change target of any region in the world, and will produce 27 percent of its energy from renewable sources by then, announced the European Union, reports Fiona Harvey at the UK Guardian. Doing so will cost less than 1% of its economy. Green groups protested that the cuts are not enough to meaninfully address climate change, and will cost Europe in terms of fewer green jobs, and shortened lives from pollution. No national targets for investing in clean energy makes it unclear how the overall targets will be reached.

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

 

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/index.php?author=mary-ellen-harte

 

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Source

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/22/eu-carbon-emissions-climate-deal-2030

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/22/3194021/europe-cut-emissions-40-percent/

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24918-latest-european-climate-targets-may-never-be-met.html#.UuESJbQo6Uk

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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