Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Energy & Environment News

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

Commissioner Margrethe Vestager welcomed new electricity capacity mechanisms © Friends of Europe

Electricity capacity mechanisms agreed by EU

The European Commission has approved new electricity capacity mechanisms in six member states, to ensure the security of supply. The new measures were approved under EU...
Norways plastic bottles recycling scheme could help the UK © an.difal

Could this Norwegian scheme solve the UK’s plastic bottle problem?

Advisors to the UK government have recommended Norway’s deposit system as a way to improve recycling of plastic bottles. The scheme involves specialised machines which...
© Ian Dick

CCC urges action on UK Clean Growth Strategy

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has urged the UK government to urgently expand its Clean Growth Strategy, announced in October. In a new, independent...
European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans © Dutch Government/Martijn Beekman

EU adopts new plastics strategy

The European Commission has adopted a new EU-wide strategy on plastics, in pursuit of a more circular economy. The strategy aims to address the escalating...
Advertisement for Gazprom © ruben van eijk

EU reliance on Russian gas hits record high

A report from gas company Gazprom shows that the EU has increased its imports from Russia, despite plans to diversify. The state-controlled company announced record...
Theresa May © Arno Mikkor (EU2017EE)

Theresa May announces new plastics strategy

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced an environmental plan which will aim to put an end to all avoidable plastic waste within the...
UK MPs propose tax on disposable coffee cups

UK MPs propose coffee cup tax

MPs in the UK have proposed a new tax on disposable coffee cups to improve recycling and reduce waste.

UK government to extend farming subsidies

The UK government plans to extend current farming subsidies until 2024 to allow farmers time to adjust following Brexit.
Seeing green

Seeing green

PEN profiles smart and sustainable strategies in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, which has been named European Green Capital 2018. The European Green Capital award is given...
A new standard

A new standard

Pan European Networks explores the role that the Euroheat & Power network is providing in certifying quality assurance. Euroheat & Power operates as a network...

Government Special Reports

Government eBooks

Government Partners

Pin It on Pinterest