Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Energy & Environment News

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

Southern gas corridor project © Stephan Röhl

Germany to co-fund Southern Gas Corridor project in Azerbaijan

Germany will contribute €1.2bn in funding to help Azerbaijan to finance its part of the Southern Gas Corridor project. In 2014, the President of Azerbaijan,...
Waste electrical and electronic equipment © WEEE Forum

Waste electrical and electronic equipment platform launched

A new online platform has launched to guide electronics producers in disposing of waste electrical and electronic equipment. DIGITALEUROPE and the European Committee of Domestic...
Boris Johnson to ban single-use plastics © Think London

UK foreign office to ban single-use plastics

The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) will ban single-use plastics by the end of 2018. The plan to ban single-use plastics comes in response...
plastic-free supermarket aisle

World’s first plastic-free supermarket aisle opens in Amsterdam

The world’s first plastic-free supermarket aisle has opened today in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, a move which has been welcomed by environmental campaigners. The plastic-free supermarket...
Daniel Calleja Crespo talks EU plastics strategy

Turning the tide on plastics

Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director General of DG Environment, European Commission, discusses the new EU strategy to make plastics circular. Plastics are everywhere – from the...
Better air quality benefits human health and climate change

Cleaner air benefits human health and climate change

Hans Bruyninckx, executive director of the European Environment Agency highlights the recent launch of the EEA’s Air Quality Index developments, November’s Clean Air Forum...
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...

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