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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...
Member states prepare for plastics and packaging waste strategy

EU states prepare for plastics and packaging waste strategy

EU member states have introduced new legislation in preparation for the EU’s comprehensive new plastics and packaging waste strategy. The new plastics and packaging waste...
ENA to support UK smart energy grid © Jared Kennedy

ENA’s Open Networks project to support UK smart energy grid

The UK's Energy Networks Association (ENA) has issued a new consultation on its Open Networks project, which seeks to lay the groundwork for a...
Installation of wind power capacity broke records in 2017 © Tom Shockey

Installation of wind power capacity broke records in 2017

Germany led the EU for installation of wind power capacity in 2017, according to new industry statistics published by WindEurope. Installation of wind power capacity...
Commissioner Karmenu Vella welcomed the LIFE funding instrument announcement © Aron Urb (EU2017EE)

LIFE funding instrument to invest €98.2m in circular economy

The European Commission has approved a €98.2 million investment from the LIFE funding instrument to support the transition to a circular economy. The investment will...

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