Monday, February 17, 2020

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

How are smart energy solutions being used in Finland?

How are smart energy solutions being used in Finland?

Government Europa speaks to Karoliina Auvinen from the Finnish Clean Energy Association about how governments can promote smart energy solutions with tighter policies and...
VinylPlus to recycle 900,000 tonnes of PVC per year by 2025

VinylPlus to recycle 900,000 tonnes of PVC per year by 2025

VinylPlus, the European PVC industry’s voluntary sustainable development programme, has announced a commitment to recycle 900,000 tonnes of PVC per year by 2025. Voluntary commitments...
World’s largest offshore wind farm opens off UK coast

World’s largest offshore wind farm opens off UK coast

The world’s largest offshore wind farm opened yesterday off the coast of Cumbria, UK, and covers an area of 145km2. The Walney Extension project overtakes...
How can waste fibre-reinforced polymer material become more circular?

How can waste fibre-reinforced polymer material become more circular?

A new study explores the best way to pursue a circular economy in the management of waste fibre-reinforced polymer material in the UK. The report...
UK bars all avoidable single-use plastics from missions in Pacific Islands

UK bars all avoidable single-use plastics from missions in Pacific Islands

The UK has announced plans to bar all avoidable single-use plastics in its missions in the South Pacific as part of its wider ambition...
EU steps up measures to support farmers tackling drought

EU steps up measures to support farmers tackling drought

The European Commission has introduced a series of new measures aimed at supporting farmers tackling drought across the continent. A heatwave that spread across Europe...
Northern Powergrid to boost smart grid capabilities in 860 substations

Northern Powergrid to boost smart grid capabilities in 860 substations

Northern Powergrid, a UK-based energy supplier, has begun the next phase of a project to implement smart grid capabilities in more than 860 substation...
Chuncheon to incentivise renewable energy infrastructure with blockchain

Chuncheon to incentivise renewable energy infrastructure with blockchain

The city of Chuncheon, South Korea, will partner with blockchain-based clean energy company Swytch, to incentivise the construction of renewable energy infrastructure. The city of...
Danish schemes support renewable electricity generation from wind and solar

Danish schemes support renewable electricity generation from wind and solar

Three Danish schemes to support renewable electricity generation from wind and solar in 2018 and 2019 have received the European Commission’s approval. Denmark aims to...
UK funds projects to address littering in local communities

UK funds projects to address littering in local communities

The UK Government has opened calls for a share of £300,000 in funding for projects which aim to address littering in local communities. The funding...

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