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Tag: European Commission


19 Apr 2019

The Energy Union: from vision to reality

The Energy Union: from vision to reality

Europe is already a world leader in fighting climate change. European policies implemented over the last five years in all policy areas have put the EU on the right track to fully embrace the transition to clean energy, seizing the economic opportunities it offers, generating growth and jobs and a healthier environment for consumers. The fourth report on the state of the Energy Union, adopted on Tuesday 9 April,...

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10 Apr 2018

BIOPLAT recommendations for the Update of the 2012 European Bioeconomy Strategy

BIOPLAT recommendations for the Update of the 2012 European Bioeconomy Strategy

BIOPLAT has elaborated its recommendations to the Update of the 2012 European Bioeconomy Strategy On February 2018, the European Commission (EC) presented a Roadmap for the Update of the 2012 Bioeconomy Strategy, which was open to receive feedback until last 20th March. Previously, in 2017 the Commission had carried out a review of its 2012 EU Bioeconomy Strategy which concluded that the Strategy is delivering...

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03 Nov 2017

The European Commission publishes the EU research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020 during 2018-2020

The European Commission has presented the final Work Programme for Horizon 2020, covering the budgetary years 2018, 2019 and 2020 and representing an investment of around €30 billion. (Press Release) The 2018-2020 Work Programme will focus efforts on fewer topics with bigger budgets, directly supporting the Commission’s political priorities: A low-carbon, climate resilient future Circular Economy Digitising and transforming European industry and services Security Union...

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28 Jul 2017

Two reports from the European Commission analyze the sustainable use of biomass and biogas beyond 2020

Two reports from the European Commission analyze the sustainable use of biomass and biogas beyond 2020

The European Commission has published two reports that analyze the sustainable use of biomass and biogas beyond 2020: Sustainable and optimal use of biomass for energy in the EU beyond 2020 (2017). This study provides an analysis of biomass supply potentials for energy use in the EU, projections of EU bioenergy demand post-2020, and an impact assessment of possible EU policy options for bioenergy sustainability...

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13 Aug 2014

The bioeconomy starts here!

The bioeconomy starts here!

The video ‘The bioeconomy starts here!‘ describes a future in which we rely on renewable biological resources to meet our needs for food, materials and energy. The European Commission believes this future is very near, and has launched a strategy about working with nature for a more sustainable way of living. Learn more about the Bioeconomy here.


22 Jan 2014

Medium Combustion Plants Directive: publication and next steps

The proposal for a Directive on the limitation of emissions of certain pollutants into the air from medium combustion plants (MCP Directive) was published by the European Commission on 18th December 2013. This concerns installations with a capacity between 1 and 50 MW. All related documents are available here. Next steps in the institutional process: the proposal is now going to be sent to the Council...

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