Progress in Europe

It’s nice to see British political rivals Gordon Brown and David Cameron competing on the basis of environmental issues.

But the real big news this week is of course the agreement reached by members of the EU regarding action on climate change. At a meeting during this past week, they adopted two binding targets: CO2 emissions 20% below 1990 levels by 2020, and 20% more energy from renewable sources in the same time frame. Apparently, if other major polluters like the US, India, and China do something similar, the EU might boost its targets to 30%.

Very good start. Keep ’em coming.

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