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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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New VECAP code of best practices launched at the EUMBC Conference 2019
07-06-2019

New VECAP code of best practices launched at EUMBC Conference 2019

The new VECAP Code of Best Practices includes comprehensive guidance for industry on how to reduce emissions of flame retarding chemical additives. It is based on extensive experience at production and downstream user installations around the globe since 2004.
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TSO-DSO cooperation in flexibility market integration
Energy 21-05-2019

Joint horizon2020 workshop: TSO-DSO cooperation in flexibility market integration

On 13 May 2019, EU-SysFlex organised the joint Horizon2020 workshop: TSO-DSO cooperation in flexibility market integration. A number of transmission and distribution system operators (TSOs and DSOs) presented their flexibility use cases and discussed large-scale integration of variable renewable electricity sources.
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WWF interviews with Spitzenkandidaten: Frans Timmermans
EU Elections 2019 13-05-2019

WWF interviews with Spitzenkandidaten: Frans Timmermans

Ahead of the EU elections WWF asked lead candidates about their vision for a sustainable Europe. Watch our chat with Frans Timmermans, lead candidate for the Party of European Socialists.
Energy 10-05-2019

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with German Economic Minister Peter Altmaier

Germany's Economy and Energy Minister Peter Altmaier met with Claire Stam from EURACTIV Germany. Among other things, they discussed the 'New Silk Road', the battery alliance with France, climate change and power lines between northern and southern Germany.
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EU Elections 2019 10-05-2019

WWF interviews with Spitzenkandidaten: Bas Eickhout

Ahead of the EU elections WWF asked lead candidates about their vision for a sustainable Europe. Watch our chat with Bas Eickhout, lead candidate for the European Green Party.
Lyra McKee funeral, Greta Thunberg, and 2019 election kick-off
Politics 26-04-2019

Tweets of the Week: Lyra McKee funeral, Greta Thunberg, and 2019 election kick-off

Welcome to another EURACTIV Tweets of the Week! Lyra’s funeral makes hypocrisy plain, “Greta is privileged” some egos complain, and European Parliament launches its election campaign.
12-04-2019

Contributing to a CO2 neutral gas supply: On the road to 2050 – what role for renewable gases and gas infrastructure?

Climate change requires urgent action and the ultimate challenge is to carry out the required transition towards a greener future at affordable cost for EU citizens and in line with EU energy security perspectives.
Energy 11-04-2019

Transforming the energy system: How to finance a just transition?

Whilst the energy sector is key to the European economy, it also represents two thirds of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions. It therefore plays a central role in the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
Climate change 08-03-2019

Carbon leakage: Energy-intensive industries and the EU’s decarbonisation roadmap

Does decarbonisation inevitably mean de-industrialisation?
Tourism: A key driver for socio-economic progress
Economy & Jobs 01-03-2019

Tourism: A key driver for socio-economic progress

Tourism plays an important role in the EU because of its economic and employment potential, as well as its social and environmental implications. According to the European Commission, tourism is the third largest socio-economic activity in the EU, after the trade and construction sectors.
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The #BetterLifestyles Manifesto explained by our children
Circular economy 01-03-2019

The #BetterLifestyles Manifesto explained by our children

There are a few stepping stones on the journey to better lifestyles and a memorable five-year mandate.
Greta Thunberg
Climate change 21-02-2019

Watch: Greta Thunberg’s full address to EU politicians in Brussels

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was in Brussels on Thursday (21 February) to take part in one of the climate school strikes that have taken place every week in Belgium since December. EURACTIV.com does not usually publish speeches. But we...
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15-02-2019

Explaining risk versus hazard

The terms “risk” and “hazard” are regularly used by scientists, industry and regulators. But what do they mean? And what is the difference between them?
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Air Quality 13-02-2019

Air pollution: a threat to our health and to the environment

Europe faces a clean air challenge. Air pollution represents a significant threat to human health and the environment. To respond, the EU has put in place targets to reduce air pollution by 2030.
Digital 21-01-2019

Risks to Europe: Identification, evaluation, mitigation

The EU defines risk management capability as ‘the ability of a Member State or its regions to reduce, adapt to or mitigate risks (impacts and likelihood of a disaster), identified in its risk assessments to levels that are acceptable in...
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Support the transition to sustainable palm oil!
21-12-2018

Support the transition to sustainable palm oil!

At its multi-stakeholder congress, the Belgian Alliance for Sustainable Palm Oil (BASP) called out to decision makers both in Belgium and in Europe to help achieve its ambitious goals regarding sustainable palm oil usage in Belgium and beyond.
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EPMF Event Conclusions
Circular economy 19-12-2018

Do you want to know the precious metals recipe to address potential trade offs between Chemical Management and Circular Economy?

The “Conflict and Opportunity: Chemical Management, the Circular Economy and Precious Metals” event concluded on the 5th of December in Brussels after an inspiring afternoon of engaging debate around the subject. We are delighted to be able to share with you our formal conclusions derived from the afternoons lively debate.
07-12-2018

Local Energy Communities: driver of the 2050 low-carbon agenda?

Households and neighbourhoods feeding small-scale electricity and heat into a decentralised European energy grid: this is the vision developed by proponents of microgeneration. As much as half of EU citizens – including local communities, schools and hospitals – could be...
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Tackle
07-12-2018

TACKLE: Teaming up for A Conscious Kick for the Legacy of Environment

The world’s favourite sport is setting its sights on tackling global problems that are related to the environment all around us.

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