Icelandic Waste to Get Shipped Abroad for Dutch Energy

Geminor has signed a deal to handle what it claims is the first ever export of treated waste from Iceland. The Norwegian resource management firm penned a five-year contract to ship refuse-derived fuel (RDF) from Iceland to the Netherlands, where it will be transported to a waste-to-energy facility. The agreement …

Italian Island of Capri Bans Single-Use Plastics

If you find yourself on the island of Capri, you’d better not have a plastic fork stuck in your bag, or else you might get a €500 fine. The new ruling, effective May 15, states that no more single-use plastics are allowed on the island, unless they’re made of biodegradable …

A Pretty Stream in Belgium Is so Polluted Its Water Could Be Used as...

The idyllic stream that meanders through the Flemish countryside has been called the most polluted stream in Europe. When you think of a polluted waterway, what do you envision? For me, a dark, oil-slicked river studded with garbage comes to mind, or maybe a malodorous and oddly colored creek in …

EU Clean Water Laws Under Attack from Industry Lobbyists

Industry lobbies are mounting a push to roll back EU clean water regulations, even though less than half of the continent’s rivers, wetlands and lakes are in a healthy state. The lobby offensive is aimed at weakening the bloc’s floods and water framework directives, which require all states to ensure …

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

NEW ISSUE OF ENERGY PORTAL MAGAZINE The Study of the United Nations from 1991 showed that almost 40 per cent of arable land had been degraded due to intensive agricultural production. There is no doubt that such a method of production causes enormous damage to the environment. That is why …

EU Sets Out Common Methodology to Measure Food Waste

The European Commission has set out a common methodology for food waste measurement to support member states on quantifying it at each stage of the supply chain. The Delegated Act will ensure coherent monitoring of food waste levels across the EU for more data to be collated to put the …

EU Approves Lithuania’s €385m Renewable Energy Scheme

The European Commission has approved a €385 million (£333m) scheme to support electricity production from renewable energy sources in Lithuania. The government intends to introduce the new aid scheme in May for the installation of renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydropower. It will support Lithuania’s national target of …