Energy & Environment

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 Pollution 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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18-04-2017

Not seeing the construction revolution? That’s a good thing. Find out why!

You may know silicones as the material of your favourite kitchenware or your swimming cap. But did you know silicones play a key role in many aspects of construction?

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30-03-2017

Windows of energy efficiency opportunities

Making Europe’s buildings highly energy efficient

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Energy 23-02-2017

LPG: Powering your Life.

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LPG is all around you! There are more applications using LPG than you can imagine. Discover more about this clean, flexible and efficient source of energy.

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Waste no water - The essential role of nickel

Waste no water – The essential role of nickel

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Water is a fundamental human need. By 2025, the World Bank has estimated that water demand will exceed supply by 40% as the world’s growing population requires more water.

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Nickel Recycling
Climate change 30-01-2017

Nickel recycling

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Recycling nickel is an important factor in nickel life-cycle and an important contributor to global sustainability.

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Energy 25-01-2017

European cold spell: Gas system delivers warmth and comfort

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The flexibility of our gas infrastructure ensures that European citizens can rely on warm houses and undisturbed energy supplies, even when temperatures drop, as they have recently.

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Measuring emission performance of Autogas cars
Transport 09-01-2017

Measuring emission performance of Autogas cars

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Autogas vehicles bring significant reductions in NOx and particles emissions when compared to equivalent diesel and gasoline models respectively.

How much money goes into Europe’s universities?
Education 24-11-2016

How much money goes into Europe’s universities?

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Almost a decade has passed since the financial crisis broke out, but universities across Europe are still feeling the pinch.

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Why is a thriving energy renovation market essential to drive the EU economy?
Energy 21-11-2016

Why is a thriving energy renovation market essential to drive the EU economy?

And what is needed to boost the energy renovation market?

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What impact has Germany’s ‘Energiewende’ had on infrastructure and the labour market?
Energy 31-08-2016

What impact has Germany’s ‘Energiewende’ had on infrastructure and the labour market?

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The sharp increase in the use of renewables like solar and wind has provided more flexibility to the German electricity market.

Curbing CO2 emissions from trucks
Transport 20-07-2016

Curbing CO2 emissions from trucks

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Unlike for cars, there is currently no binding EU-wide cap on CO2 emissions from trucks. But the European Commission is considering introducing one in the coming years.

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Can Germany's Energiewende ensure supply security?
Energy 21-06-2016

INFOGRAPHIC: Can Germany’s Energiewende ensure supply security?

Boosting renewable energies and using existing sources more efficiently are the two main pillar of the German energy transition, better known as Energiewende. Both pillars contribute to the goal of lowering the dependence on energy imports.

5 differences in corporates & federations communication
Public Affairs 09-06-2016

5 differences in corporates & federations communication

In April 2016, EURACTIV circulated a survey among EU affairs experts working in corporations and federations in Brussels, trying to examine the different roles these entities play in “the Bubble”, the synergies between them, but also what sets them apart in their approach to raise awareness of various policy aspects.

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Reforming the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive
Energy 07-04-2016

INFOGRAPHIC: Reforming the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

Four essential priorities to put Europe back on the energy-efficiency track.

EU agricultural emissions
Agrifood 23-02-2016

INFOGRAPHIC: EU agricultural emissions: On the table

In 2012, agriculture was responsible for over 10% of total greenhouse gas emissions in the EU. Meat production is a significant factor.

The EUs new heating and cooling strategy
Energy 16-02-2016

INFOGRAPHIC: The EU’s new Heating and Cooling Strategy

The European Commission announced a Heating and Cooling Strategy aimed at reducing energy waste.

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Development Policy 17-12-2015

INFOGRAPHIC: The COP21 decisions at a glance

On 12 December, world governments concluded a historic international agreement to fight global warming at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris.

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Development Policy 25-11-2015

INFOGRAPHIC: Demography is a vehicle for development

The Global Monitoring Report 2015/2016, Development Goals in an Era of Demographic Change, was published on 6 November. It revealed that demographic trends had changed dramatically over the last 30 years.

INFOGRAPHIC: What’s the best way to destroy your house?

SPECIAL REPORT / The European Commission's planned Circular Economy Package of waste and recycling laws will highlight the role of construction and demolition. But what is the best way to demolish a home and how can waste be turned into a resource that can be re-used?