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Installation of wind power capacity broke records in 2017 © Tom Shockey

Installation of wind power capacity broke records in 2017

Germany led the EU for installation of wind power capacity in 2017, according to new industry statistics published by WindEurope. Installation of wind power capacity...
Commissioner Karmenu Vella welcomed the LIFE funding instrument announcement © Aron Urb (EU2017EE)

LIFE funding instrument to invest €98.2m in circular economy

The European Commission has approved a €98.2 million investment from the LIFE funding instrument to support the transition to a circular economy. The investment will...
Commissioner Margrethe Vestager welcomed new electricity capacity mechanisms © Friends of Europe

Electricity capacity mechanisms agreed by EU

The European Commission has approved new electricity capacity mechanisms in six member states, to ensure the security of supply. The new measures were approved under EU...
Norways plastic bottles recycling scheme could help the UK © an.difal

Could this Norwegian scheme solve the UK’s plastic bottle problem?

Advisors to the UK government have recommended Norway’s deposit system as a way to improve recycling of plastic bottles. The scheme involves specialised machines which...
© Ian Dick

CCC urges action on UK Clean Growth Strategy

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has urged the UK government to urgently expand its Clean Growth Strategy, announced in October. In a new, independent...
European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans © Dutch Government/Martijn Beekman

EU adopts new plastics strategy

The European Commission has adopted a new EU-wide strategy on plastics, in pursuit of a more circular economy. The strategy aims to address the escalating...
Advertisement for Gazprom © ruben van eijk

EU reliance on Russian gas hits record high

A report from gas company Gazprom shows that the EU has increased its imports from Russia, despite plans to diversify. The state-controlled company announced record...
Theresa May © Arno Mikkor (EU2017EE)

Theresa May announces new plastics strategy

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced an environmental plan which will aim to put an end to all avoidable plastic waste within the...

UK government to extend farming subsidies

The UK government plans to extend current farming subsidies until 2024 to allow farmers time to adjust following Brexit.
Seeing green

Seeing green

PEN profiles smart and sustainable strategies in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, which has been named European Green Capital 2018. The European Green Capital award is given...

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