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Bye, bye CECED, welcome APPLiA

After 60 years of history and technological revolution, the home appliance sector in Europe will be represented by the fully modernised association, now called APPLiA.
Electricity 07-03-2018

System flexibility as the key to a decarbonised and resilient European power system

In a decentralising energy system where the proportion of renewable energy penetration increases, enabling greater system flexibility of the EU energy market is crucial.
Energy 06-03-2018

Irish minister: We are the global leaders in taking variable renewable electricity onto the grid

The Irish electricity is now able to cope with 65% of electricity coming from intermittent electricity sources like wind and solar – an expertise Energy Minister Denish Naugthen believes can be replicated on a larger scale as Europe moves towards 50% renewable power by 2030.
Circular economy 01-03-2018

Plastics Strategy: challenges and opportunities of recycling

Plastics are everywhere in our daily life: they are used in packaging, buildings, cars, electronics, agriculture and many other sectors. Plastics production is currently 20 times higher than in the '60s, and is expected to grow exponentially by 2050.
Circular economy 28-02-2018

Karmenu Vella: ‘We were encouraged by EU ban on plastic bags’

Single-use plastics like cutlery could be banned under new EU proposals due out in May, said Karmenu Vella, the EU’s Environment Commissioner, in an interview with
Energy 27-02-2018

Transitioning to renewables: What role for biomass?

Wind, solar, hydro, biomass and geothermal are all potential renewable energy sources that can replace fossil fuels which are blamed for warming the planet.
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Does Europe want to ban Palm Oil

Does Europe want to ban palm oil?

The European Parliament has voted to ban Palm Oil biofuels under the Renewable Energy Directive. There is one key question the Council of the European Union must now decide.
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Working towards a world without waste
Circular economy 09-02-2018

Working towards a World Without Waste

The Coca-Cola Company’s Ulrike Sapiro introduces the company’s new global packaging vision which aims to help tackle the world’s packaging problem by investing in the planet.
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Electricity 08-02-2018

eurelectric: Powering People

Electricity is key to tackling some of the most urgent societal challenges like climate change, pollution in cities and depletion of natural resources.
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Fact Checking Science: Shaping the governance of scientific advice in the EU

What can EU institutions do to reinvigorate trust in EU government? Members of the European Parliament, in particular, play a key role in this process.
Agrifood 30-01-2018

Survey: agriculture and environmental protection – an odd couple?

Agriculture accounts for a great share of greenhouse gas emissions. EURACTIV Germany has asked participants of the Grüne Woche fair in Berlin how the CAP can help reach the Paris climate goals.
Politics 19-01-2018

Tweets of the Week: EP plenary, UK takes all the credit, and the Minister for Loneliness

This week, MEPs are back to school, UK claims credit for European rule, and lonely Theresa May faces ridicule.