EU Approves €107m German Public Support for Greener Buses

It will enable the retrofitting of diesel buses used for public transport in around 90 municipalities. The European Commission has approved Germany’s plans to provide €107 million (£95m) of public funds for greener buses. The scheme set up by the German Government will support the retrofitting of diesel buses used for public …

EU Invests in Two Additional Car Emissions Testing Facilities

They will monitor and check compliance of vehicles with the type-approval regulation and the new emissions limits. Two additional facilities that will carry out vehicle emissions testing before they are rolled out on the roads are to be built in Italy. The European Commission is investing in the Vehicle Emissions Laboratories (VELA), which …

Google, World Bank and EU Among Key Players Pledging Climate Action at One Planet...

Political and business leaders met in New York Wednesday to reaffirm their commitment to fighting climate change at the second annual One Planet Summit The summit was hosted as part of Climate Week NYC by French President Emmanuel Macron, United Nations Secretary General António Guterres, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and UN Special Envoy for …

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 HEP will replace outdated oil and gas-fired turbines and boilers with modern, efficient and environmentally friendly systems in the capital city of Zagreb.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 …