about renewable energy targets

Todays newspapers were full of mentioning yesterdays talk by Al Gore in Berlin.

The talk, given at a climate conference which was organized by enBW – Germanys third largest energy supply company, was irritatingly not public, which stirred discussions and protests.
I hope he could convince the about 300 participants at his talk to invest more in renewable energies and in particular not into nuclear energies.

And maybe it makes sense to turn the eyes away from Berlin for a moment and instead have a look at Great Britain, where one had to find these news in the Guardian:

(citation from the article)

“Ministers are planning a U-turn on Britain’s pledges to combat climate change that “effectively abolishes” its targets to rapidly expand the use of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power.“Leaked documents seen by the Guardian show that Gordon Brown will be advised today that the target Tony Blair signed up to this year for 20% of all European energy to come from renewable sources by 2020 is expensive and faces “severe practical difficulties”.

According to the papers, John Hutton, the secretary of state for business, will tell Mr Brown that Britain should work with Poland and other governments sceptical about climate change to “help persuade” German chancellor Angela Merkel and others to set lower renewable targets, before binding commitments are framed in December.”


“The shift in stance is due to be discussed at full cabinet next week.”

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