Energy & Environment Archives

  • Economic viability in the next CAP

    Agrifood 16-04-2018

    EU farmers are calling for a simplified Common Agricultural Policy that will provide security for them to invest in their business and make a profit. Can the next CAP ensure a healthy and profitable business environment in the farming sector?

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  • Closing loops for a circular economy

    Circular economy 01-03-2018

    After marathon talks, negotiators from the European Parliament and EU member states reached agreement last December on a package of waste legislation, which sets new targets for recycling. But although the ink has not yet dried on the deal, the European Commission is already preparing a revision of the laws.

  • Europe’s mayors: Speeding up the energy transition

    Climate change 20-02-2018

    While the EU hammers out its continent-wide energy and climate policy for the next decade, steps are being taken at local level to fight climate change and make a low-carbon European economy a reality.

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  • Packaging and the environment

    Circular economy 05-02-2018

    European countries are preparing to implement a brand new set of waste and recycling laws, following the conclusion of negotiations on the circular economy package in December. But there is more ahead, with the Plastics Strategy unveiled by the European Commission only one month later.

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  • European forests and climate change

    Agrifood 29-01-2018

    Forests are Europe’s biggest carbon sinks and forestry the sector with the greatest potential to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in the quantities needed to meet the bloc’s objectives under the Paris Agreement.

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  • Fact-checking science


    Trust in science may face a tough time ahead as doubts about transparency and the way scientific evidence is used by policymakers persist. But the EU institutions at least seem aware of these concerns, as this latest Special Report shows.

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  • Electricity networks: Connecting the dots

    Electricity 04-12-2017

    The growing electrification of the economy, driven by renewables, requires additional power networks to cope with the expected surge in demand for electric vehicles and consumer-centred services. EURACTIV explores the implications in this Special Report.

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  • Seal of approval: Greenland fights stereotypes on Inuit hunt


    Greenland has launched an initiative to support Inuit and indigenous communities in Canada and the EU to improve the perception of sealskin products. It focuses on sewing in a QR code which allows consumers to check their legality by scanning the label …

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  • Renewable gas

    Energy 25-10-2017

    Gas is not often mentioned in the same bracket as renewable energy but that could all change, as energy providers look to address the issue of surplus renewable power and storage problems.

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  • Lighting

    Energy 11-10-2017

    The European Union took a bold step when it imposed a ban on incandescent light bulbs in 2008. Almost ten years on, takes stock of progress made and sets sights on the next frontier – Human Centric Lighting.

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  • Energy performance of buildings

    Energy 09-10-2017

    Lawmakers in the European Parliament's industry committee are voting this week on the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). takes a closer look at the latest changes made to the bill before it clears this major political hurdle.

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  • Expo 2017 Astana

    Central Asia 30-08-2017 reports from the International Exposition in Astana, Kazakhstan. Highlighting the theme "Future Energy," the expo aims to foster a global debate on "how to ensure safe and sustainable access to energy for all while reducing CO2 emissions".

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