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Lithuanian renewable energy

Lithuanian renewable energy: state support approved

The European Commission has approved measures to support Lithuanian renewable energy initiatives under EU state aid rules. The Commission approved aid, which had already been...
plastics in a circular economy

Plastics in a circular economy: the European approach

Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, speaks to GE about the European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy. The European Commission...
2019 European Green Capital

2019 European Green Capital: Oslo aims to inspire

Norwegian capital city Oslo officially began its year as the 2019 European Green Capital on Friday. Raymond Johansen, Governing Mayor of Oslo, said: “We are...
EU transmission network

EU transmission network: smart grids for green energy

Bo Nomark of InnoEnergy speaks to Government Europa about the importance of updating the current EU transmission network and how making the current system...
Kigali amendment

Kigali amendment to “phase down” HFCs

As the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol entered into force on 1 January, the EU was already ahead of its agreed target. The Kigali...
deposit return schemes

Deposit return schemes: resolving plastic waste

Pierre Condamine from Zero Waste Europe analyses European implementation of deposit return schemes, explaining how they could be used to solve the plastic waste...
infrastructure maintenance robots

Infrastructure maintenance robots to receive £26.6 million

The UK government announced on Sunday that it planned to invest £26.6 million (€29.5 million) in infrastructure maintenance robots. Minister for Science Chris Skidmore declared...
waste recycling infrastructure

Waste recycling infrastructure: how to create a circular economy

TOMRA Collection Solutions shows how a circular economy can be accomplished through adapting existing waste recycling infrastructure, viewing plastic as a valuable resource instead...
sustainable hydropower drilling

Sustainable hydropower drilling with Norhard AS

Norhard AS provides an insight into its sustainable hydropower drilling process for hydropower plants. Established in 2007, Norway-based SME Norhard AS is full-service provider of...
EU clean energy package

EU clean energy package approved

Negotiators from the European Parliament, Commission and Council have provisionally approved a wide-ranging EU clean energy package. The Clean Energy for All Europeans package, which...

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