Energy & Environment

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The Bromine-based energy storage
Energy 10-07-2019

The Bromine-based energy storage

Bromine-based flow batteries are a highly efficient and cost-effective electro-chemical energy storage solution, providing a range of options to successfully manage energy from renewable sources, minimizing energy loss, reducing overall energy use and cost and safeguarding security of supply.
Central Asia 09-07-2019

Infographic: EU support for water resilience in Central Asia

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Central Asia is facing increasingly severe environmental challenges. The EU is offering help to the region to turn those challenges into opportunities. Enhancing environmental, climate and water resilience is a substantial element of the new EU strategy for Central Asia.
Energy 27-06-2019

After years of decline, oil and gas extraction is set to increase

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Oil majors have steadily reduced exploration investment since the 2014 oil price collapse. Now exploration is ticking up again, even if the oil price isn’t. Meanwhile, investment in renewables remains small among oil and gas companies.
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Energy 23-05-2019

A fast and just energy transition in the heating and cooling sector

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Solar Heat Europe is proud to present its policy manifesto for a Fast and Just Energy Transition in the Heating and Cooling Sector.
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VECAP Infographic BSEF
16-05-2019

VECAP celebrates its 15th anniversary with new Code of Best Practices

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In Europe, 83% of all brominated flame retardants are correctly handled with less than 0.001% of emissions for key substances¹.
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02-04-2019

The latest development of European homes and the industry providing better lifestyles

The third in a row snapshot of “By the numbers” of the home appliance industry in Europe shows a set of major trends that have the potential to make a difference to the society.
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Batteries for Europe: Policy Recommendations
21-02-2019

Batteries for Europe: Policy Recommendations

Europe's challenge is to create the best possible conditions for battery innovation and manufacturing as a key foundation for achieving its decarbonisation goals.
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Batteries 16-01-2019

Nickel energizing batteries

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While nickel is not always in the name, its presence in many battery technologies is helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions - enabling clean energy solutions to be a central part of our effort to tackle global warming.
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Energy 07-12-2018

Polish power sector contributions to COP24 in Katowice

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On December, 6 during Power Sector Day at the COP24, the Polish Electricity Association presented the results of the report on the contribution of the Polish energy sector to the implementation of the global climate policy.
05-12-2018

Finance for climate action is rising, but still a long way to go

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According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC (SR15), an additional 1.5% in global investment is needed to limit the global average temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Yet, if already...
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Energy 28-11-2018

Towards Poland’s 2040 Energy Mix

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The Polish Electricity Association (PKEE) welcomes the ambitious proposal of the Ministry of Energy on 2040 energy policy in the context of EU long term emissions’ reductions strategy.
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The role of Bromine in Reducing Mercury Emissions
22-11-2018

The role of Bromine in Reducing Mercury Emissions

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Mercury is considered by the World Health Organisation as one of the top ten chemicals or groups of chemicals of major public health concern.
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Copper and the Circular Economy
Circular economy 17-10-2018

Copper and the Circular Economy

The life of copper is infinite and has no end phase. Once mined, it can be recycled over and over with no loss of properties.
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Agrifood 30-05-2018

RED II: Time’s running out to save european biofuels

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As the discussions between the European Parliament and the Council continue on the recast of the Renewable Energy Directive, the European Oilseed Alliance (EOA) calls on policymakers to support European rapeseed producers and acknowledge the role of the EU biofuels sector in the decarbonisation of road transport and the coproduction of proteins for animal feed.
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Electric vehicles 25-05-2018

Polish power sector supports electrification of transport

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Electrification of transport will bring a broad range of benefits. Cleaner air (especially in densely populated areas), better urban transport, safer and quieter vehicles and lower oil imports. That is why the Polish power sector supports electrification of the sector.
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Energy 18-05-2018

How to meet Europe’s growing gas import demand

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As Europe’s domestic production of natural gas is steadily declining and demand is projected to remain stable, import requirements will rise in the coming decades. There are only two options to meet the increasing demand for gas imports – pipeline gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG).
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Energy 28-03-2018

The challenges of the petroleum sector

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How can the refining sector contribute to the reduction of transport greenhouse gas emissions and the improvement of air quality?
Energy 27-10-2017

Offshore drilling and environmental protection

In early offshore oil and gas activity, drilling wastes were generally discharged from the platforms directly to the sea. Until several decades ago, the seas and oceans were considered as limitless dumping grounds. Today apart from regulatory control, companies adopt voluntary measures to minimise the industry's impact on environment.
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26-09-2017

Mineral wool can play a significant role in designing sustainable buildings

The positive contribution of mineral wool insulation to the different pillars of sustainability is shown in the infographic.
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22-09-2017

Renewable energy is too valuable to be wasted – we must preserve Energy Efficiency First

Renewables have an essential role to play in meeting our greenhouse gas emissions reduction target but their use needs to be built upon tapping the full energy efficiency potential of buildings. #EPBD #energyefficiencyfirst
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Air Quality 05-09-2017

We need an Indoor Air Quality Performance Certificate

Poor indoor air quality causes respiratory distress and leads to chronic illness such as asthma, allergy and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Electricity 12-07-2017

Energy and climate scenarios 2050

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The EU has set a long-term goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95% by 2050. But getting there will be a huge challenge that will require a transformation of our energy system.

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