The report that could relaunch France’s nuclear sector

By |oktober 30th, 2019|Bruno Le Maire, EDF, energy and environment, EPR, framatome, France, Jean-Martin Folz, News, nuclear power plants, report|

The former CEO of PSA Peugeot Citroën published a report on the third-generation pressurised water reactor design known as EPR, detailing the weaknesses of France's nuclear sector, while giving the government and EDF reason to justify building nuclear power plants. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.

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German environmental groups: PtX-tech not ‘necessarily’ climate-friendly

By |julij 30th, 2019|CO2, energy and environment, Energy transition, Germany, hydrogen, News, power to gas, power to x, PtX, Renewable energies|

So-called Power-to-X (PtX) technologies are seen as a good way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions because their potential for storing energy could stabilise the electricity grid. However, German environmental groups BUND and the Öko-Institut have criticised the technology. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Japanese village hits 81% recycling rate, aims for 100% by 2020

By |februar 4th, 2019|circular economy, energy and environment, Japan, News, recycling, waste management|

A Japanese village aims to be the first zero waste municipality in the world by 2020 and has already reached an 81% recycling rate. A member of the Japanese Zero Waste Academy told EURACTIV that the feat is replicable elsewhere.

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Nations agree on Paris Agreement rulebook, fail on climate ambition

By |december 16th, 2018|climate ambition, Climate Change, climate finance, COP24, energy and environment, News, Paris Agreement, Rulebook|

Three years and three days after the Paris Agreement was adopted, the 197 signatory countries gathered in Katowice, Poland, agreed Saturday (15 December) on a rulebook for its implementation but failed to raise their ambition to keep global warming "well below 2°C".

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German coal commission pressed to deliver as country fails to cut emissions

By |november 15th, 2018|Climate Change, coal phase-out, energy and environment, Germany, News|

A new government report detailing Germany’s failure to cut emissions increases pressure on the country’s coal commission to agree on a speedy phase-out plan. Its members enter a critical stage this week as they focus on tangible proposals. EURACTIV’s media partner Clean Energy Wire reports.

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Parliament rubber-stamps Europe’s 2030 clean energy laws

By |november 14th, 2018|clean energy package, Climate Change, CO2 emissions, energy and environment, Energy efficiency, ETS, European Parliament, News, renewables, winter package|

The European Parliament voted on Tuesday (13 November) a set of three clean energy laws for 2030, including binding targets for renewable energies, an indicative objective on energy savings and a separate text on the governance of the Energy Union.

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European leaders urged to act on soil sustainability

By |september 26th, 2018|Agrifood, energy and environment, land use, land use change, News, soil directive, soil protection|

Soils play a key role in regulating the earth's climate, sustaining agriculture and preserving biodiversity. Yet they have fallen down the EU policy agenda even though tools exist to reverse that trend, according to a new report published today (26 Sep...

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Unhealthy buildings need political and public attention, says report

By |maj 28th, 2018|air quality, buildings, energy and environment, Health, healthy homes, News, Respiratory disease, workplace|

EU negotiators hope to wrap up talks on the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) this week, which will significantly affect the building sector. A new report released on 28 May says buildings have a crucial but often overlooked impact on health and renova...

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