Friday, October 11, 2019

Energy & Environment News

Government Europa brings you the latest Energy & Environment News from across the field of European Government Policy.

ayrton fund

Ayrton Fund to support climate change innovation

Up to £1bn (€1.13bn) in aid funding will be made available for climate change innovation through the UK’s Ayrton Fund. The Ayrton Fund is named...
arctic policy framework

Arctic Policy Framework to boost Scottish-Arctic relations

Scotland has launched its Arctic Policy Framework, aimed at promoting co-operation, partnership and the exchange of knowledge between Scotland and the Arctic. Around 27.5% of...

#EUBeachCleanUp campaign to raise awareness of plastic waste

EU representatives will team with local communities throughout the rest of September to clear beaches of waste in the #EUBeachCleanUp campaign. The campaign, which launched...
circular plastics alliance

Circular Plastics Alliance to reduce plastic waste in the EU

More than 100 public and private partners have signed up to the EU’s Circular Plastics Alliance, which aims to promote plastics recycling and responsible...
uk biodiversity review

UK biodiversity review recruits Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough will act as ambassador for a landmark UK biodiversity review aimed at assessing the economics of biodiversity. The UK biodiversity review, which...
montreal protocol

Montreal Protocol: EU meets ozone protection goals

A new report has found that the EU has been successful in reducing its use of ozone-depleting substances (ODS), in line with its commitments...
sustainable battery innovation

Sustainable battery innovation pilot introduces next generation EV batteries

A sustainable battery innovation project established by the EU’s raw materials consortium has concluded after a successful pilot phase. The ECO COM’BAT project, which ran...
fossil fuel subsidies

Fossil fuel subsidies set to continue despite EU emissions targets

Five EU Member States intend to introduce new fossil fuel subsidies into their budgets by 2030, despite the EU’s commitment to mitigating climate change. A...
eu climate change

EU climate change communication adopted

The European Commission has adopted an official communication reaffirming its commitment to strong EU climate change mitigation measures. The EU is the world’s first major...
microplastics in drinking water

Microplastics in drinking water effectively removed by UK treatment

Water treatment processes in the UK remove up to 99.9% of the microplastics in drinking water, new research has found. The research, conducted by the...

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