MIT study cautions smaller nations on rushing to develop their natural gas resources; Cyprus as model

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Cyprus offshore hydrocarbon exploration blocks. The study is a part of of a larger report that will further take into account the changing dynamics of the regional and global gas markets, giving a comprehensive view of the implications for the long-term development of natural gas in Cyprus and other like nations. The interim report analyzed the economics of natural gas project development options in Cyprus with a focus on exports.

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Growing Number of EU Countries Levying CO2 Taxes on Cars and Incentivizing Plug-ins

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The seventeen EU countries that levy passenger car taxes partially or totally based on the car’s carbon dioxide emissions and/or fuel consumption are: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Tags: Climate Change Emissions Europe Plug-ins Policy EU countries with CO 2 -based taxation policies by year since 2006. Data: ACEA. Click to enlarge.

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EEA TERM Report Finds Efficiency Gains of Clean Vehicle Technology Being Offset By Ongoing Increases in Travel

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On the other hand, implementing such changes will require a paradigm shift in planning approaches. EEA member countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom.

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EEA Report: Trends in European Transport Are Heading in the Wrong Direction

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EEA member countries include: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom. Tags: Climate Change Emissions Europe Market Background Policy Indexed European transport sector greenhouse gas emissions, 1990-2006.

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Study: air pollution causes 800,000 extra deaths a year in Europe and 8.8 million worldwide

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—Co-author Professor Jos Lelieveld, of the Max-Plank Institute for Chemistry in Mainz and the Cyprus Institute Nicosia. When we use clean, renewable energy, we are not just fulfilling the Paris Agreement to mitigate the effects of climate change, we could also reduce air pollution-related death rates in Europe by up to 55%.

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