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DOHA, Qatar - Monday, December 3rd 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The World Energy Council’s (WEC) annual Energy Sustainability Index reveals that most of the over 90 countries assessed are still far from achieving fully sustainable energy systems.

Released at COP-18 in Doha, the Index is part of WEC’s 2012 World Energy Trilemma report, "Time to get real – the case for sustainable energy policy”, which ranks countries on their climate and energy performance. It finds that most countries still have not managed to balance the conflicting pressures of what WEC calls the ‘energy trilemma’.

The study has also interviewed WEC’s global industry leader community on what they need from policymakers in order to bring sustainable energy to the world’s 7 billion people.

Joan MacNaughton, Executive Chair of the study:

"Ultimately it is the business community who best understands what works in practice and who will make the crucial investment decisions. We ar ... Read more »
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DOHA, Qatar - Monday, December 3rd 2012

(BUSINESS WIRE/ ME Newswire)-- The Ecosystem Services Unit of Winrock International (WI) and Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) today announced they have reached scientific consensus on gross carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from tropical deforestation. The analysis provides a crucial piece of information that now allows policymakers to confidently set targets for emissions reductions based on scientifically derived benchmarks.

The new consensus on CO2 emissions from gross tropical deforestation emerges from analysis of two independent peer-reviewed studies released by WI and WHRC earlier in 2012 in Science and Nature Climate Change, respectively. These two original studies (which were not coordinated) initially appeared to differ widely on the question of global gross emissions from tropical deforestation. But after the two research teams came together to discuss and investigate their individual findings, they discovered that the ini ... Read more »
Views: 139 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 12.03.2012

ME Newswire / Business Wire

LONDON - Saturday, December 1st 2012

An Independent Commission, initiated by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and chaired by The Right Honourable Sir Philip Otton, will hold a hearing in April 2013 in London. The Commission will look into issues and allegations arising out of the Reasoned Decision of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), of 10 October 2012, in relation to Lance Armstrong and the US Postal Service Team. Following this hearing the Commission will provide the UCI with its report and recommendations.

On 26 October 2012 cycling’s governing body, the UCI, decided to establish a fully independent external Commission. The Commission members have been appointed, at the request of the UCI, by the President of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS), John Coates. The Commission will be chaired by former Court of Appeal Judge, Sir Philip Otton, assisted by House of Lords Peer, Baroness Tanni Grey-Tho ... Read more »
Views: 138 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 12.03.2012