facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

London gets high marks in green reform

March 7, 2011 at 8:00 AM   |   Comments

BRUSSELS, March 7 (UPI) -- The United Kingdom was the only regional economy to see energy usage decline during the first eight years of the 21st century, a report finds.

The European Commission in a review of regional energy efficiency found that energy usage in the United Kingdom fell more than 5 percent from 2000-08. Consumption in Germany and France rose by 7 percent during the same time period and overall usage in the European Union rose by more than 4 percent, The Guardian newspaper in London reports.

The United Kingdom did well in terms of advancements in renewable energy and was the only area in the region to see energy use drop.

EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger this week is expected to call on individual states to take action to help meet the regional goal of improving energy efficiency 20 percent by 2020.

Oettinger's recommendations are expected to be on par with each national economy, the newspaper adds.

The review comes before climate officials in the European Union prepare to lay out an outline for how the EU will cut greenhouse gas emissions even more drastically by 2050.

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Verizon will soon let you choose what TV channels you want to pay for Verizon will soon let you choose what TV channels you want to pay for
2
Etsy bans sale of items with Redskins name, imagery Etsy bans sale of items with Redskins name, imagery
3
Meggitt receives $17.7 million Army order for target systems Meggitt receives $17.7 million Army order for target systems
4
Organic food brand at Kroger's to hit $1B in sales Organic food brand at Kroger's to hit $1B in sales
5
Lockheed Martin opens technology center
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback