Energy & Environment

Circular economy 10-12-2019

Towards a sustainable economy: How to make the circular economy a ‘business model’ for the EU

As the new Commission President Ursula von der Leyen mentioned in her Political Guidelines in July, “circular economy is key for developing Europe’s future economic model.” However, to make this vision a reality, companies need to be convinced of Europe’s path towards eco-friendly production.
Energy 10-12-2019

50% Renewables by 2030: Creating a flexible power system to ensure EU’s renewable ambition becomes a reality

Today in Europe, renewable sources of energy meet 30% of electricity needs. The binding renewable energy target for the EU by 2030 is to deliver at least 50% of its electricity consumption from renewable sources of electricity.
10-12-2019

Frontier Research: Creating Pathways to Sustainability

This conference covered relevant research supported by the European Research Council (ERC) and provided a networking forum for ERC-funded researchers as well as policy-makers.
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Economy & Jobs 10-12-2019

Metal Recycles Forever

The Metal Recycles Forever logo helps consumers and brands understand the role they play in keeping metal in the material loop, by recycling empty packaging and communicating benefits.
09-12-2019

A Sustainable Future for Europe – The Contribution of Frontier Research

Launched in February 2007 to fund investigator-driven frontier research, the ERC is a key component of the EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
Energy 05-12-2019

Financing the energy transition: Incentives to bring all regions on board

To meet the objectives of the Energy Union and support the transition to a clean energy system, funding will be needed to finance structural changes to ensure security of supply, due to lack of capacity and funding restraints.
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Circular economy 03-12-2019

How has APPLiA made it to the shortlist of the Oscars?

During an APPLiA conference on the circular economy, two interpreters in the Hungarian booth realise that only one person is listening to them. Watch the short movie "Chuchotage" where experts from the Association representing the home appliance industry in Brussels literally played a role.
28-11-2019

Do NECPs from the 28 Member States meet EU transport decarbonisation targets?

National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) are the blueprint for climate action between 2020 and 2030. Although transport decarbonisation is an essential part of the puzzle, some argue it lags behind in the EU. Transport’s climate footprint in Europe continues...
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22-11-2019

Cepi’s new visual identity reveal

Renewable, recycled, responsible. Cepi has revealed its new visual identity. Check out the video story behind it!
21-11-2019

Consumer behaviour & climate change: Can heating make a difference?

The planet is heating up fast. Whichever predictions you read, the consequences look serious.
Climate change 21-11-2019

Decarbonising the construction industry: Can Europe lead in low carbon buildings and infrastructure?

Buildings & construction are a major driver of energy demand and global CO2 emissions. According to the European Commission, they jointly account for nearly 40% of global CO2 emissions and also 40% of final energy consumption.
Energy 15-11-2019

A cost-effective transition: Unlocking the benefits of sector coupling

‘Sector coupling’, the integration of energy end-use and supply sectors, could potentially reduce the costs of decarbonisation and improve energy efficiency, in line with the EU's transformation towards a low-carbon economy as detailed in the 2050 long-term strategy.
Energy 08-11-2019

Renewable gases: Where do they stand in the EU’s 2050 energy roadmap?

Widely accepted as a “transition fuel” until 2030 to help wean Europe from coal, gas is also positioning itself as a clean fuel beyond that date. But meeting the EU’s 2050 climate goals will require a deep transformation of the sector, amid growing competition from solar and wind power.
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24-10-2019

How do you get a waiter’s attention in Brussels?

Look. We know Brussels can be a little bit… confusing. But we love it! Here’s WindEurope’s guide to living in Europe’s capital.

Agrifood 22-10-2019

Challenges to water management in the Azores

In the Azores, where annual rainfall patterns are expected to change with climate change, the main concern for agriculture is the proper management of water resources, which were scarce last year.
Circular economy 21-10-2019

The circular economy: Its potential, its challenges

Ensuring sustainable growth for the EU implies moving from a 'take-make-dispose' model towards a model where resources are used in an environmentally and economically sustainable way.
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Energy 18-10-2019

Decarbonising district energy for our cities

Euroheat & Power has come forward with a commitment to full decarbonisation of Europe’s district heating and cooling networks before 2050 but Managing Director Paul Voss wants everyone to know he’s not proud of it.
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15-10-2019

Appliances’ pension plan

The short reportage follows the life of an appliance that has been loyal to consumers, and has been left disappointed with the way some products are treated at their end of life.
Energy 15-10-2019

Accelerating integrated energy systems for a climate-neutral EU

Achieving the EU climate objectives requires a complete transformation of our energy systems. To get there, we need to take a holistic approach, and to maximise synergies between sectors and systems.
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Meet BSEF at the International Flow Battery Forum 2019
Energy 10-07-2019

Meet BSEF at the International Flow Battery Forum 2019

BSEF will take part at the International Flow Battery Forum 2019 in Lyon, to support the business case for flow batteries and long duration energy storage, and to meet with worldwide experts.
10-07-2019

Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS): Time to inject a new sense of urgency?

The European Commission unveiled its 2050 climate strategy on November 28th, saying the transition to “a climate neutral economy” with net-zero emissions by mid-century will be positive for the economy, despite the significant additional investments it will require.
Working towards a balanced energy mix: What role for hydrogen?
Energy 26-06-2019

Working towards a balanced energy mix: What role for hydrogen?

Hydrogen can store and deliver energy in a widely useable form, and it is one of the most promising alternative fuels for future energy applications. It is possible to produce it pollution-free, without carbon dioxide emissions and it decreases dependence on dwindling oil reserves.
19-06-2019

Powering today’s world with tomorrow in mind

Twelve years. According to the latest IPCC report, that’s how long we have left to make sure global warming doesn’t increase beyond 1.5C. Waiting any longer or allowing temperatures to rise above this limit risks “irreversible impacts.”
Energy 13-06-2019

Transforming Europe’s Power System: How best to manage the system?

The liberalisation of power markets has led to substantial changes in the way electricity is generated and used. Transmission system operators need to anticipate uncoordinated flows and take measures to ensure the secure supply of energy.

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