Human Activities Put Pressure on Every Part of Europe’s Seas

The EEA briefing Multiple pressures and their combined effects in Europe’s seas summarises the results of a spatial pressure assessment by the EEA and its European Topic Centre on Inland, Coastal and Marine waters (ETC/ICM), which shows that a wide range of human activities at sea and on land cause …

How Algae Can Help Sweden Eliminate Carbon Emissions

Algae is often considered a nuisance, but for Sweden, the rapidly growing sea plant is now an asset. As the Scandinavian country works to cut all of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2045, it’s using algae to sop up the carbon emissions from cement. Cement production, it turns out, is …

Polenergia Gains Approval for Second 600MW Baltic Offshore Wind Project

Polish energy firm Polenergia has this week been given the green light by the Gdańsk regional environmental protection authority to develop a second 600MW offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. The legally-binding decision setting out the environmental requirements for the Polenergia Baltic Sea II (Polenergia Bałtyk II) project comes …

5 Years of Reliable Operations of the Nord Stream Pipeline

Yesterday, the Nord Stream Pipeline celebrated the fifth anniversary of its start of operations. Line 1 started on 8th November 2011 the transportation of natural gas from Russia to European businesses and households, Line 2 came on stream beginning of October 2012. “Nord Stream is a pioneer in our industry: …