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''Let nature be your teacher''
William Wordsworth, poet, 1770-1850

''Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift''
Albert Einstein, physicist, 1879-1955

''... to find the word, or words, by which [an] idea may be most fitly and aptly expressed''
P.M. Roget, lexicographer, 1779-1869

Friday, 4 February 2011

EU energy challenge

The EU has set a "20-20-20" goal: a 20% cut in emissions of greenhouse gases by 2020; a 20% increase in the share of renewable energy; and a 20% cut in energy consumption.
Can it be done? Here are some articles on the subject:
Germany targets 100% renewables by 2050
An article in The Guardian and a press release from the German government
Sluggish Europe seeks new energy boost
A report from the BBC

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