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Energy 05-10-2020

HORIZON-STE Project: How Solar Thermal Electricity can contribute to decarbonising energy systems

Decarbonising energy systems is a major challenge in the fight against climate change. Solar thermal electricity technologies with the outstanding long-term storage assets have a wide potential
01-10-2020

Can sustainable industries in Europe be globally competitive? The case of batteries

The European Commission has announced its intention to revise the EU Batteries Directive and create a new regulatory framework for batteries, with a view to providing Europe with an effective battery value chain to achieve the ambitious EU climate change,...
30-09-2020

Resolving plastic packaging waste: Can deposit return schemes provide a breakthrough?

The EU Single-Use Plastics Directive sets a 90% separate collection target for plastic beverage bottles by 2029. Policymakers are debating whether deposit return schemes (DRS) can be the solution to achieve this target.
14-09-2020

Ammonia: The missing link in the hydrogen story?

Hydrogen has become a central element of EU plans to reach net-zero emission by mid-century. The hydrogen strategy relies partly on imports of hydrogen produced from places like North Africa, the Arabic Peninsula and Ukraine. How will this work in practice?
Economy & Jobs 14-09-2020

European climate law: How to reach climate neutrality?

With its Climate Law, Europe will be the first continent in the world to have a climate neutrality target for 2050. Whilst this will produce a positive environmental impact, it is expected that some sectors will suffer economically with job...
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01-09-2020

All green products start with a #Greensource: climate neutrality with Europe’s forest fibre industry

Cepi, the Confederation of European Paper Industries, and EPIS, the European Pulp Industry Sector Association and its members, present their #GreenSource initiative, a European-wide effort to explain how the forest fibre industries make the 2050 climate neutrality target a reality....
Economy & Jobs 31-08-2020

Climate protest against the EU-Mercosur trade deal

Protests against the planned EU-Mercosur trade agreement were held on Friday (28 August), with the participating groups citing the incompatibilities of the EU's climate ambitions with actions taken by the Brazilian government.
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14-07-2020

APPLiA goes 3D

APPLiA goes 3D: explore our office, meet the team virtually, get to know some of our key activities and campaigns.
Economy & Jobs 29-06-2020

Achieving a digital and sustainable recovery

The COVID-19 crisis led to new creative solutions and long-term policies to make society more resilient to future shocks.
12-06-2020

European energy decarbonisation: reinforcing the EU’s 2050 climate goal through a green recovery

Decarbonising the energy sector in Europe by 2050 is an ambitious, yet achievable objective.
14-05-2020

Decarbonisation of LNG – Expanding the pathway for clean energy sources in Europe?

The EU LNG import terminals currently import LNG that consists of methane of fossil origin. LNG produces lower CO2 emissions than most fossil fuels and has a low level of methane leakages in the long term. However, they need to...
11-05-2020

The Green Transition at the heart of the EU Recovery Fund

EU leaders have tasked the European Commission with drafting a trillion-euro recovery fund to restart the economy after the coronavirus crisis. Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has since pledged to put the green and digital transitions at the heart...
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08-05-2020

Through these challenging times, wind keeps delivering

Watch how wind energy is helping Europeans during the Covid-19 crisis – and how it will help them recover from it too.
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30-03-2020

European Aluminium’s Digital Activity Report 2019-2020

Embark on an interactive digital journey to discover European Aluminium's horizontal advocacy activities, policy work and the latest market statistics.
16-03-2020

The EU Climate Law explained

The European Commission tabled its much-awaited Climate Law in March this year, in a bid to carve into stone Europe’s objective of becoming the first climate-neutral continent in the world by 2050. EURACTIV explains what the Climate Law does, how it works and what its criticisms are.
04-03-2020

‘This climate law is a surrender,’ Thunberg says of proposed climate legislation

The European Commission's proposed climate legislation "is a surrender", Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg said in the European Parliament on Wednesday (4 March) and urged MEPs to do more.
Energy 04-03-2020

2035 Energy Outlook

LUKOIL Vice-President for Strategic Development Leonid Fedun presented the 2035 Energy Outlook with a focus on oil markets and climate issues and initiate a discussion on the future of energy markets and possible ways of tackling global challenges. The Outlook...
Health 12-02-2020

Sinkevicius: Dealing with PFAS chemicals in revised tap water rules was a ‘great move’

The inclusion of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) into the EU's Drinking Water Directive was a step forward that showed the EU's commitment to address these chemicals, Environment Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius told EURACTIV.
06-02-2020

‘Don’t waste your money on American LNG’: Mark Ruffalo in the European Parliament

Speaking in Brussels on Wednesday (5 February), Hollywood star Mark Ruffalo spoke out against a proposed EU list of energy infrastructure projects that will be voted on next week in the European Parliament.

The ‘Lake monster’ that drank the water of a dam in Bulgaria

Where did the water from Bulgaria's Studena Dam disappear, creating a humanitarian crisis for more than 100,000 people in the city of Pernik? Following the first part of Valya Ahchieva's investigation, the Minister of environment and water Neno Dimov was arrested.
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27-01-2020

A new impulse to the European Advanced Biofuels: Flightpath Initiative

November 27, 2019, a full-day final event of EU H2020 FlightPath project on “Sustainable Fuels for Aviation in Europe” took place in Brussels. The conference was jointly organised by the European Commission, SENASA, FlightPath, ARTFuels and Airport Regions Conference. The European...
Batteries 09-01-2020

Supporting a Competitive and Sustainable Battery Value Chain in the EU

On 5 December, 80 battery experts, policymakers and stakeholders met in Brussels at an event jointly organised by the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Nickel Institute, EUROBAT and RECHARGE.
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13-12-2019

How can higher quality fuels contribute to the transition to sustainable mobility in Europe?

Higher quality fuels play a key role in delivering on a cleaner and more sustainable mobility in Europe. Fuel ethers are key components to produce them.
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.
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