Energy

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Rethinking efficiency
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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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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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.

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
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.

Agrifood 16-05-2017

Bioenergy for rural development: An engine of growth for a rural renaissance

Emigration, unemployment, lack of services: these are among the many challenges faced by European rural areas.

Under Pressure:Will the Paris Agreement spell the end of the fossil fuel industry?
Climate change 27-03-2017

Under Pressure: Will the Paris Agreement spell the end of the fossil fuel industry?

The Paris Agreement on climate change is a landmark international agreement which caps global warming. Many campaigners argue that the United Nations deal spells the end for polluting fossil fuel industries.

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Transport 21-03-2017

Real Driving Emissions of Autogas

What happens when you measure the Real Driving Emissions of cars powered by Autogas on real roads, real people take every day? AEGPL took that challenge!

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Clean Energy package fails to cut transport carbon emissions

RED II is a three-way climate fail: it cuts safe effective ethanol use, will not scale up advanced biofuels production and does not stop harmful palm oil energy.

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Biofuels 01-03-2017

Biofuels in aviation: A sustainable alternative?

Current laws require EU countries to have “at least 10%” renewable energy used in transport by 2020 – including a 7% cap for biofuels. For 2030, the European Commission proposed reducing conventional biofuels in transport to 3.8% as part of a broader target to source at least 27% energy from renewables.

09-02-2017

The energy efficiency package: Boosting renovation in the EU

Euractiv has organised a workshop to discuss the EU's approach towards energy efficiency in buildings.

Ambassador: Azerbaijan looks for solid foundations of its EU relation
Azerbaijan 09-01-2017

Ambassador: Azerbaijan wants a solid foundation for EU relationship

As the EU and Azerbaijan begin negotiating a “comprehensive agreement”, the Azerbaijani Ambassador to Belgium, Fuad Isgandarov, provided insight into the way his country sees the future of its relationship with the Union and its member states.

Engineering the Energy Union
15-12-2016

Engineering the Energy Union: How electric motors and water systems help achieve our policy goals

Water and wastewater facilities are traditionally high energy consumers. Proven technologies exist to turn the water cycle energy neutral and significantly reduce the electricity bill of municipalities.

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Alternative fuels and cleaner transport: From policy to reality
Transport 09-12-2016

Alternative fuels and cleaner transport: From policy to reality

With 94% of depending on traditional fuels, the current European transport sector requires up to €1 billion a day and is responsible for a quarter of EU carbon emissions.

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Carbon leakage assessment
Climate change 09-12-2016

How to improve the carbon leakage risk assessment?

To Glass for Europe, the reviewed criteria based on the carbon intensity and trade intensity of the sectors is appropriate to define risks of carbon leakage for Europe’s industrial sectors.

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Carbon Leakage
09-12-2016

Why benchmarks should be based on real and verified data

Benchmarks to evaluate carbon leakage exposure should be based on real and verified data without “flat rate” adjustments.

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Imagine a future...
01-12-2016

Imagine a future…

The European Commission just launched (30 November 2016) a significant package of legislative and policy proposals on many aspects of the Energy Union. It includes proposals for changes to the energy efficiency legislation that affects buildings.

World Energy Outlook
30-11-2016

Podcast: World Energy Outlook

Renewables and natural gas are expected to be the big winners in meeting energy demand growth until 2040.

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The benefits of waste-to-energy
25-11-2016

The benefits of waste-to-energy

Prevent, reuse, recycle and recover the best from what is left.

Ian Duncan

Ian Duncan and the best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men

EURACTIV’s Brian Maguire chats with Scottish MEP Ian Duncan, the Conservatives spokesman for energy and climate change in the European Parliament, in the latest in ‘Over A Beer’ video series.

Solar power in Europe
17-10-2016

Solar power in Europe: Free trade or trade duties?

Europe is the most solarised region in the world with 100 gigawatts (GW) of solar power installed.

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Climate change 03-10-2016

Steel in the Circular Economy

Steel is a 100% recyclable, ‘permanent’ material, which loses none of its unique properties when properly processed.

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Gas naturally
Climate change 05-09-2016

‘Delivering an energy miracle – with gas’

François-Régis Mouton, GasNaturally Chairman, explains how gas can contribute to gear our energy world towards a cleaner future: at home, in making electricity, and in powering transport.

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23-08-2016

EUFORES interviews MPs and MEPs

EUFORES interviews with MPs and MEPs show how important the exchange is among parliamentarians from different EU Member States.