ENERGY consumption is still rising in the European Union, says a new European Environment Agency report, which blames transport growth for the problem; it says energy efficiency is improving only slowly and renewable energies need to expand by at least double the current rate if targets for boosting their market shares by 2010 are to be reached.

"While there have been some successes, overall progress in building environmental protection needs into energy policy has so far been insufficient," said Domingo Jiménez-Beltrán, EEA ...

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