Monday, January 27, 2020

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

How can the EU adopt a circular economy approach to plastics?

How can the EU adopt a circular economy approach to plastics?

Antonino Furfari from Plastics Recyclers Europe highlights the key challenges to be overcome in order to make all plastics fit into the EU’s circular...
EU to increase imports of US liquefied natural gas

EU to increase imports of US liquefied natural gas

The EU has announced plans to boost its capacity for liquefied natural gas (LNG), and to support a further increase in LNG imports from...
Integrated farm management: transforming sustainability in agriculture

Integrated farm management: transforming sustainability in agriculture

Martijn Buijsse from the European Initiative for Sustainable Development in Agriculture talks about European sustainable agriculture and how ‘integrated farm management’ could help to...
How viable is carbon capture, utilisation and storage for climate mitigation?

How viable is carbon capture, utilisation and storage for climate mitigation?

Carbon dioxide emissions need to be curbed if countries are to meet their Paris Climate Agreement commitments. Christoph Beuttler from Climeworks talks to Government...
UK to relax Green Belt boundaries and release land for housing

UK to relax Green Belt boundaries and release land for housing

A new report from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) warns that the UK Government’s plans to relax Green Belt boundaries would be...
EU’s Baltic member states to synchronise energy grids by 2025

EU’s Baltic member states to synchronise energy grids by 2025

Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have reached a political agreement with Poland to synchronise their energy grids with the continental European network by 2025. The three...
EU makes rural development payments more flexible during drought

EU makes rural development payments more flexible during drought

The European Commission will loosen its rules around farming and make rural development payments to farmers more flexible, to support agriculture through Europe’s current...
Germany reduces renewable energy surcharges to support electricity producers

Germany reduces renewable energy surcharges to support electricity producers

Germany will launch a plan to support electricity users producing their own energy using efficient cogeneration plants by reducing renewable energy surcharges. The plan, which...
UK to extend ‘payment by results’ scheme for farmers

UK to extend ‘payment by results’ scheme for farmers

The UK will extend its pilot ‘payment by results’ scheme to pay farmers based on the environmental outcomes they achieve over the next two...
New home energy storage system to connect batteries to solar panels

New home energy storage system to connect batteries to solar panels

A new system which allows homeowners to connect batteries to solar panels directly, through a hybrid inverter, will be installed in 40 homes in...

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