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Energy & Environment News

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

alternative fuel conversion technologies

The future of alternative fuel conversion technologies

Government Europa discusses the measures being taken to reduce GHGs from pollutant transport and the potential for alternative fuel conversion technologies. The European Commission reports...
EU conference on sustainability in the European financial sector

EU holds conference on sustainability in the European financial sector

The EU has today hosted a high-level conference with the aim of increasing sustainability in the European financial sector through a series of reforms. The...
clean energy

Clean energy: industrial competitiveness and innovation

Director-General of DG Energy, Dominique Ristori, discusses the importance of industrial competitiveness and innovation action to ensure clean energy for the future. Strengthening Europe’s industrial...
Vattenfall to build subsidy-free wind farms

Vattenfall wins tender to build subsidy-free wind farms

The Netherlands has awarded state-owned Swedish energy company Vattenfall two contracts for the world’s first subsidy-free wind farms. Two subsidy-free wind farms will be constructed...
EU targets German high-voltage electricity network

EU antitrust investigation targets Germany’s high-voltage electricity network

The European Commission has launched a formal investigation into whether German high-voltage electricity network operator TenneT has breached EU anti-trust rules. Tennet is the largest...
Bosnia’s first wind farm opens © jopetsy

Bosnia’s first wind farm begins generating electricity

Bosnia’s first wind farm opened yesterday and began generating electricity as part of the country’s broader efforts to transition towards renewables. Currently, the country generates...
ECA criticises basic payment scheme for farmers

ECA finds ‘limitations’ in basic payment scheme for farmers

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has identified inherent and fundamental limitations in the basic payment scheme for farmers, part of the EU’s common...
EU funds novel material to collect micro-pollutants from wastewater © Luis Deliz

EU funds material to collect micro-pollutants from wastewater

A novel biomaterial designed to collect micro-pollutants from wastewater has earned a £1.24m (~€1.4m) EU grant for UK-based company CustoMem. The new material, called CustoMem...
EIB to support renewable energy development across India

EIB to support renewable energy development across India

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a deal to provide a €150m long-term loan to support renewable energy development across India. The funding loan...
UK MPs reject levy on single-use plastic coffee cups © Marco Verch

UK MPs reject levy on single-use plastic coffee cups

UK MPs have rejected calls to impose a so-called latte levy on disposable, single-use plastic coffee cups. MPs on the UK parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee...

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