EU update for the GAME Network

EU update for the GAME Network

EU investigates Swedish biofuel fixing
The European Commission said on 7 December that it had opened a formal biofuelsantitrust investigation to look into suspicions that three ethanol producers have colluded to manipulate benchmark prices used by the industry. The Commission said in a statement it was assessing the actions of Abengoa SA of Spain, Belgium’s Alcogroup SA and Lantmännen ek for of Sweden after unannounced inspections over the past three years.
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Breakthrough Energy Coalition
bill gates
As COP21 opened in Paris 30 November, Bill Gates announced the “Breakthrough energy coalition” uniting the efforts of two dozens of other billionaire philanthropists such as Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jeff Bezos to sponsor energy that doesn’t produce carbon. Nineteen governments, including the United States, China, Sweden and India, will join in a “Mission Innovation” initiative that commits governments to a doubling of public investments in basic energy research over the next five years.
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700 cities promise renewable energy transition by 2050
The mayors of 700 cities have committed to generating 100% of their energy from cities for climaterenewable sources by 2050. 700 city mayors from around the world met in the margins of the COP21 at the Paris town hall on 4 December to pursue a more ambitious agenda than that supported by their national governments. Their message was clear: cities, which are responsible for around 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, want to reach beyond the commitments of their national governments and lead the fight against climate change.
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