Energy & Environment

Energy 29-11-2017

Engie boss: ‘Phasing-out coal, as quickly as possible’

Isabelle Kocher, the CEO of Engie, wants to "accelerate" the energy transition. After the COP23 in Bonn, she warns that Europe is "running out of time" and supports both "very high and mandatory" targets for energy savings, and for a carbon price floor.

27-11-2017

Cleaner transport, cleaner Europe: Modernising European mobility

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities. This has an impact on the health of millions of Europeans and the environment around us.

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20-11-2017

Is the CAP fit for purpose? NGOs BirdLife, EEB and NABU publish results of shadow Fitness Check

“There’s no such thing as a free lunch” is an old saying. And it really does apply to the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which currently makes up the largest part, almost 40%, of the EU budget.

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Energy 17-11-2017

Smart Logistics and Salt

Smart logistics and transport are the future for the salt business.

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15-11-2017

Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration empowering consumers towards a low-carbon future

Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration is a highly-efficient home energy system that simultaneously produces heat and electricity.

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Energy 27-10-2017

Biomass – the key to realisation of climatic goals and implementing the circular economy

Dawid Klimczak, CEO of ENEA Trading and member of the Management Board of Polish Electricity Association, conveys his message regarding the role of biomass in the energy transition.

Energy 24-10-2017

Sustainability: Renewable energy in Europe’s clean energy transition

Climate change is an urgent issue that demands global action. Following the Paris Climate Agreement, Europe has embraced the clean power transition and set itself a goal of becoming the world’s number one in renewables.

Circular economy 23-10-2017

Recycling industry and circular economy – Up to the challenge

In December 2015, the European Commission presented a new Circular Economy Package that will impact a wide range of sectors, especially the recycling sector. This package has set various targets in terms of recycling but also has introduced life cycle thinking and measurement tools such as PEF (currently in its pilot phase).

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Energy 17-10-2017

Circular Economy and Salt

Salt industry is confident of its role to power the transition from linear to the resource-efficient circular economy.

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Energy 16-10-2017

Renewable gas: 5G Energy

Natural gas can significantly reduce CO2 emissions.

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Electricity 13-10-2017

How do we keep the lights on in Europe ?

How the capacity markets should be designed to avoid blackouts and to ensure energy security ?

Energy 10-10-2017

Energy transition in France: What to expect from the new government?

The ‘Clean Energy for all Europeans’ package of legislation is the EU’s response to the Paris Agreement on climate change, setting out the bloc’s energy and climate policies for 2030.

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Transport 05-10-2017

Lightweighting: A solution for low-carbon mobility

Making vehicles lighter by using lightweight solutions is key to reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions from vehicles without compromising passenger safety.

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Energy 03-10-2017

Sustainability and salt

Salt is a basic material for chemical transformation, therefore, it can contribute to sustainability and be transferred in the rest of the value chain afterwards.

Future EU 13-09-2017

State of the Union 2017 Live, as it happened

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gave his annual State of the European Union address at the European Parliament on Wednesday 13 September. EURACTIV.com brings you coverage, analysis and background from the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

07-09-2017

Nord Stream 2 and the Energy Union: Friends or foes?

The Energy Union is one of the flagship initiatives of the Juncker Commission. It aims at strengthening the EU’s energy security and ensure the functioning of the internal energy market.

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Rethinking efficiency
Energy 05-09-2017

Rethinking efficiency by unlocking the savings potential of our buildings

We can achieve on average 30% energy savings in buildings by optimising the systems that control the heating, cooling, hot water and ventilation in our buildings.

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Energy 29-08-2017

Renewable Energy Directive: three recommendations to unlock potential of district energy

District energy can play a key role in providing sustainable heating and cooling. The revision of the Renewable Energy Directive should ensure a regulatory framework that uses this potential.

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24-07-2017

SusChem 2017 Stakeholder Event interviews

Experts and stakeholders from the European Commission, academia, industry, a research and technology organisation (RTO) and a small and medium enterprise (SME) were interviewed at the SusChem 2017 Stakeholder Event.

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10-07-2017

Hitting the gas on energy & climate objectives

Marco Alverà, President of GasNaturally and CEO of SNAM, explains how natural gas can contribute to reaching the EU's climate and energy targets by reducing emissions, tackling energy poverty and integrating renewables into the energy system.

21-06-2017

Under Pressure: Climate change and the future of the oil and gas industry

The Norwegian oil and gas giant Statoil presented its latest Energy Perspectives report earlier this month, drawing up three possible scenarios for global energy-related emissions up to 2050.

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Healthy Buildings Day 2017
Energy 12-06-2017

Healthy Buildings Day 2017

One out of six Europeans – or the equivalent of Germany’s population – today reports living in unhealthy buildings, according to the Healthy Homes Barometer, launched by VELUX at the European Parliament.

12-06-2017

Electricity market design: A step in the right direction?

The European Commission announced proposals for EU energy market design, including electricity, at the end of 2016. Its aim is to make the electricity market more flexible, green and innovative.

08-06-2017

Biofuels and sustainability: Decarbonising transport and fuelling food security

As part of a broader reform of the Renewable Energy Directive, the European Commission has proposed phasing out “food-based” biofuels in the EU – terminology that implies the production of crop-based biofuels in Europe is directly affecting food prices and availability.