Energy & Environment

08-07-2021

Media Partnership: Charting pathways to enable net zero – what role for hydrogen?

One year after its release, the EU Hydrogen Strategy continues to be the centre of debates on where, when and how hydrogen can best support the EU’s energy transition goals.
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Digital & Media 06-07-2021

What technology can do for sustainability

The Google.org Impact Challenge on Climate commits €10M to fund bold ideas that aim to use technology to accelerate Europe’s progress toward a greener, more resilient future. “This kind of support that NGOs like Snowchange are now receiving from Google...
28-06-2021

Media Partnership: The Blue Economy in the Green Transition – European contributions to sustainable ocean management

In this webinar we will discuss European policies and initiatives for a sustainable blue economy and how these initiatives contribute to the global efforts for sustainable ocean management.
25-06-2021

What will be the cost of including transport and buildings in the EU ETS?

The EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) has proven to be an effective tool in driving emissions reductions. Installations covered by the ETS reduced emissions by about 35% between 2005 and 2019.
Biofuels 25-06-2021

Fit for purpose? The role of renewable fuels on the road to 2030 and beyond

As part of its EU Green Deal legislative roadmap, the European Commission will propose sweeping new energy and climate legislation aimed at reducing emissions by 55% by 2030.
Health 14-06-2021

Media Partnership – Towards Zero Pollution: Measuring Citizens’ Health and Well-Being

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of the interlinkages between the degradation of our environment and the health of our societies.
09-06-2021

COP26: Will it be different this time?

After being delayed for a year due to the COVID-19 crisis, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, will take place in Glasgow from 1 – 12 November 2021. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres described 2021 as a “make or...
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07-06-2021

Beyond sandboxes

Innogrid 10th edition – 11 June 2021 On 11 June, “Beyond sandboxes”, a selection of EU funded projects will showcase how they can accelerate the transition.
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Circular economy 01-06-2021

Copper and the Circular Economy

Society must learn to treat waste as a resource, and the circular economy is the golden opportunity to do so.
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28-05-2021

Innogrid 10th edition – 4 June 2021

On 4 June, we will debate how to incentivise innovation, how flexibility markets act as vehicles for renewables integration and how innovation supports energy system integration; with a focus on electromobility.
28-05-2021

China, EU and US cooperation on climate change – Is there political will to make real progress?

China, the EU and the US are collectively responsible for around 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
28-05-2021

EU agenda for global forests – Getting the balance right

The EU engagement in negotiating Forest Partnerships for the period 2022-2027 is expected to deliver on the European Green Deal priorities as well as the EU’s development cooperation objectives, including poverty alleviation and human rights.
21-05-2021

Cogeneration and district heating: An enabler of the green transition?

According to a recent study, cogeneration or, as it is also called, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) in district heating, is thought to be an efficient enabler for reaching carbon neutrality by 2050.
10-05-2021

What can the US and the EU learn from each other to accelerate climate action?

The Paris Agreement, adopted in 2015, has set the way forward for all countries to act together in curbing climate change.
Energy 05-05-2021

The role of gas in Europe’s future energy mix and the transition to zero carbon of Europe’s power sector

The transition towards a net zero greenhouse gas economy puts the power sector in the spotlight. The clean energy transition should result in an energy system where primary energy supply would largely come from carbon free sources.
04-05-2021

Blue economy: the potential of our oceans to contribute to a green recovery

According to OECD projections, by 2030, the “Blue Economy” could outperform the growth of the global economy as a whole, both in terms of value added and employment. The EU is a global leader in offshore wind energy, one of...
Energy 29-04-2021

Michal Kurtyka: Solar rooftop in Poland grew ‘100 times more’ in five years

In a video interview, Poland's climate and environment minister speaks about the government's efforts to phase out coal and develop a more diversified energy mix in Poland, saying solar rooftop has brought "a real revolution" in the way Polish people perceive the climate crisis and the energy transition.
15-04-2021

Sector integration: How can the EU best create and leverage an integrated energy system?

To become climate-neutral by 2050, the EU plans to transform its energy system, which accounts for 75% of its greenhouse gas emissions.
Climate change 14-04-2021

EURACTIV and Life Terra Foundation – Planting trees in Brussels forest with RFSB

Life Terra is a project co-funded by the LIFE Programme through EISMEA with the goal to plant 500 million trees in Europe over 5 years – 1 tree for every European.
23-03-2021

How to decarbonise heavy industry: From quick wins to long-term solutions

The steel industry is a major contributor to the overall CO2 emissions worldwide, and, therefore, a significant driver of climate change. The sector generated about 2 billion tons of CO2 in 2018, according to the International Energy Agency, which is double the volume of 2000.
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18-03-2021

Flame Retardants: Preventing Fires & Protecting People

Fire retardancy is an essential component of modern building and product safety. By helping to preventing fires or reducing their rate of spread, effective flame retardants can extend the time available for action and intervention. This makes flame retardants an...
Energy 17-03-2021

Hydrogen, sun, wind: Which ones can make the best contribution to Europe’s energy transformation?

Meeting the EU’s proposed new climate targets for 2030 will require a “transformation” of the bloc’s energy system, with a renewed focus on renewables and further efforts to cut fossil fuels in buildings, transport and industry.
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Energy 22-02-2021

It is the label that changes, not the energy consumption.

On March 1st, a new energy label appears in shops and online. It is a fresh restart, making room for further innovations.
18-02-2021

Contributing to global climate goals: How can the gas infrastructure sector develop low-carbon and renewable solutions?

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), developing renewable gases is essential to advancing energy sector decarbonisation. The European Commission states in its Energy System Integration, Hydrogen and Methane emission reduction strategies that renewable gas will be critical for the transformation of the energy system.