UN environment agency welcomes G-8 task force report on renewable energy

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has welcomed the strong push for renewable energy made in a recent report which will be presented to heads of State and Government at the "Group of Eight" summit later this week.

High-level panel at UN Headquarters debates use of renewable energy technologies

A high-level panel of environmental specialists and officials met today at United Nations Headquarters in New York to discuss strategies for accelerating the use of renewable energy technologies for sustainable development.

Energy issues to dominate agenda of Earth Summit commission

Ways to meet the world's increasing energy needs while protecting the global environment will be among the issues topping the agenda of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, which opened today its two-week session in New York.