Croatian Firm Lent €130m for Efficient Heat and Power Units

A Croatian energy company has been granted loans totalling €130 million (£116m) for new electricity and heat co-generation units. HEP will replace outdated oil and gas-fired turbines and boilers with modern, efficient and environmentally friendly systems in the capital city of Zagreb. The capacity of the two combined cycle gas …

Serbia Has Joined Copernicus Programme

The European Commission and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia established today a partnership on Earth Observation by signing a Copernicus Cooperation Arrangement. It has been signed in Brussels by Philippe BRUNET, Director for Space Policy, Copernicus and Defence, on behalf of the …

EU Proposes Banning Plastic Straws, Cutlery and Cotton Buds

The European Commission has proposed banning plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds under new plans to crackdown on marine litter. They are among the 10 single-use plastic products targeted that are said to be most often found on Europe’s beaches and seas as well as lost and abandoned fishing gear …

Proposed Future EU Budget Embraces Increased Climate Action

Today the European Commission has published its proposal for the post-2020 EU budget, kicking off the political battle over the rules and priorities that will govern EU spending in the period 2021-2027. The Commission has chosen climate action to be one of the top priorities for future EU funding. The …

Dutch PM Calls for More Ambitious 2030 EU Climate Target

The Dutch prime minister has urged the EU to “raise the bar” on climate action by adopting a new emissions reduction target for 2030 of 55 per cent below 1990 levels. The high-profile intervention comes shortly after calls by Swedish and French ministers on the European Commission to commit to …