Climate change Archives

  • Innovation at the heart of the energy debate

    Promoted content | Sustainable Development 16-11-2015

    The European Union represents 28 countries and more than 500 million energy consumers. Within the EU, energy demand is growing by 1-2% per year. In ten years, we could be using 10% more energy, and in a generation we may have to import almost all of the oil and 80% of the gas we use, according to Eurobarometer.

  • A global climate deal is possible

    Promoted content 16-11-2015

    OK, so we're dreaming. But is it so hard to believe that world leaders would put aside short-term interests and differences were set aside for the sake of future generations?

  • The Use of Lead in Ammunition

    Promoted content | Health 04-11-2015

    110 delegates, including journalists, politicians, scientists, members of environmental institutions, hunting and sport shooting organizations and food agencies met at the Symposium “The Sustainable Use of Lead Ammunition in Hunting and Sports Shooting: Facts and Emotions” held on 20 October 2015 in Brussels.

  • The EU circular economy: why metals matter

    Promoted content 02-11-2015

    The EU Circular Economy needs metals, and metals need the EU Circular Economy. Why? Check out our 2 minute animation to find out.

  • What Next for Europe in Driving Green Growth?

    Promoted content 02-11-2015

    In the past several years, Green Growth has become a strategic response to climate change and increasing populations, demanding inclusion, while using more and more basic resources.

  • Nicolas Hulot: ‘We are committing mass suicide’

    Energy & Environment 21-05-2015

    Nicolas Hulot, François Hollande's special envoy for the protection of the planet, came to Brussels on 13 May to report on the progress of the negotiations underway ahead of the Paris Climate Conference in December.

  • Katainen: No efficiency ring-fence in Juncker investment plan

    Promoted content 10-03-2015

    EU Commissioner responsible for jobs, growth, investment and competitiveness Jyrki Katainen said on Tuesday that the EU will not allocate specific funds from the Juncker plan to pay for renovation projects to boost the energy efficiency of buildings. Katainen added that it was up to the private sector to choose which projects get the cash.

  • MEPs approve 2018 carbon market reform, despite NGOs concerns

    Promoted content 24-02-2015

    MEPs voted on Tuesday to start implementing reforms to the EU's Emissions Trading System by the end of 2018, three years earlier than the Commission's proposal.

  • Hedegaard: World should stay below 2 degrees global temperature increase

    Promoted content | Energy & Environment 03-02-2015

    Speaking to EURACTIV in its #Media4EU event, former Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said that she hopes 'there will be enough political will” to reach a global agreement on a “below 2 degrees average temperature increase” in the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris later this year

  • Council position on biofuels not ambitious enough, says EEB

    Promoted content | Energy 15-12-2014

    EU energy ministers have agreed their position on the draft directive on indirect land-use change (ILUC), which caps the amount of biofuels that can count towards renewable energy targets.

  • EUROBAT: Batteries and their contribution to a sustainable society

    Promoted content | Energy 12-11-2014

    EUROBAT, the European Association for Automotive and Industrial Batteries, announced the results of studies on trends in automotive batteries. These underline the particular need for the long term co-existence between all battery technologies for meeting future mobility demands. A new report also revealed that closed loop collection and recycling for automotive lead-based batteries is a reality. Batteries for energy storage applications are also readily available and facilitating the integration of renewable energy in the electricity grid.

  • EU leaders set climate, energy targets

    Promoted content | Energy 24-10-2014

    EU leaders agreed on Thursday to reduce greenhouse emissions by 40% by 2030. They also agreed to increase renewables and energy efficiency by at least 27%.