Monday, June 17, 2019

Energy & Environment News

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

Maroš Šefčovič opens Clean Energy Industrial Forum © European University Institute

Šefčovič details priorities at Clean Energy Industrial Forum

European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič opened this week’s Clean Energy Industrial Forum in Brussels, Belgium, by outlining his priorities for the European Energy...
Paks Hungarian nuclear power plant © Akos Bodajki/PAKS Nuclear Power Plant Co. Ltd.

Austria sues over expansion of Hungarian nuclear power plant

Austria has lodged a complaint with the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) over the EU’s approval of a plan to expand...
Poland breached EU air quality limits © Timitrius

ECJ rules Poland breached EU air quality limits

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled against Poland for persistently breaching EU air quality limits, and for failing to act to improve...
Digitalisation is improving employee happiness in energy © Sheila Sund

Is digitalisation the key to employee happiness in the energy sector?

A new report from the Global Energy Talent Index which examines employment trends in the energy sector argues that digitalisation is key to improving...
National Farmers’ Union criticised Liam Fox © WTO/Cuika Foto

National Farmers’ Union head urges ‘frictionless trade’ with EU

The president of the National Farmers’ Union has criticised the British government’s approach to Brexit for failing to prioritise the needs of the UK...
2018 Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference

2018 Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference opens in Brussels

The 2018 Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference has opened in Brussels, Belgium, with European Commissioners Frans Timmermans and Elżbieta Bieńkowska highlighting the EU’s plastics strategy. Commissioner...
Environment Agency warns of serious pollution incidents in UK waters © Iain Merchant

Environment Agency demands fewer serious pollution incidents in UK waters

The UK’s Environment Agency has published a new report on water quality which warns that there are still too many serious pollution incidents in...
EU approves Belgian certificates schemes for renewable electricity

EU approves Belgian certificates schemes for renewable electricity

The European Commission has approved two new Belgian certificates schemes for renewable electricity and high efficiency co-generation in the Flanders region, saying that they...
Naturally occurring noble gases could act as chemical tracers for carbon dioxide

Naturally occurring noble gases could track stored carbon dioxide

New research from the University of Edinburgh shows that the movement of carbon dioxide underground can be tracked using naturally occurring noble gases. Carbon capture,...
OECD urges an increase in taxes on carbon dioxide © UBC Micrometeorology

OECD urges increase in taxes on carbon dioxide

In a new report, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) urges an increase in taxes on carbon dioxide to combat climate change. The...

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