Tag Archives: Environment

LINKS Foundation

An institution aimed at fostering the growth of the local ecosystem enhancing the skills of the Area TORINO, Italy, 15-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LINKS Foundation is a non-profit Institution operating at a national and international level carrying out applied research … Read the full press release

Value Added Tax (VAT) environment to be improved for e-commerce businesses in the EU

BRUSSELS, 02-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has today unveiled a series of measures to improve the Value Added Tax (VAT) environment for e-commerce businesses in the EU. Our proposals will allow consumers and companies, in particular start-ups and SMEs, … Read the full press release

Designing For Circularity: Global Event Tackles Solutions For A World Where Plastic Is Used, But Without Its Current Footprint

CASCAIS, PORTUGAL & HONG KONG, 12-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The 4th annual Plasticity Forum took place in Cascais, Portugal June 8-9, with the global event bringing together business and industry officials, sustainability experts, plastic producers and users, innovators, government representatives … Read the full press release

Fourth Annual Plasticity Forum in Cascais, Portugal to Discuss New Report on Plastic-to-Fuel

June event will highlight innovations in plastic recycling and corporate sustainability Cascais, PORTUGAL and HONG KONG, 21-5-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The Plasticity Forum will hold its 4th annual conference on June 8th and 9th in Cascais, Portugal. The forum will … Read the full press release

Voith honoured with the Dekra Award for its special achievements in the environment category

Award for environmentally compatible hazardous materials management Innovative process paves the way to pollutant-free products Stuttgart/Heidenheim, Germany, 12-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Voith received the Dekra Award on November 11 for its special achievements in the environment category. In the presence of Baden-Württemberg’s … Read the full press release

64th Berlinale’s Culinary Cinema to be held from February 9 to 14 2014 with the motto “We like it hot… but don’t let it burn”

Berlin, Germany, 20-1-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — “We like it hot… but don’t let it burn” is the motto of the Culinary Cinema of the 64th Berlinale, which will be held from February 9 to 14, 2014. “The use of fire and our ability … Read the full press release

The Fundación IBERDROLA and Fundación Carolina to grant ten scholarships for Master’s degrees in energy and environment

Main lines of action include the creation and sharing of knowledge The institution is collaborating with the Fundación Carolina on its Training Programme for students from all of the countries in Ibero-America With its support, a total of ten scholarships … Read the full press release

Alstom Grid successfully delivered 420 kV electrical substation to Barkeryd, Sweden

Barkeryd, Sweden, 09-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom Grid has successfully delivered the 420 kV electrical substation in Barkeryd, Sweden, after two and a half years of construction. The switchyard, situated in the municipality of Nässjö, southern Sweden, will be connected to Svenska … Read the full press release

First summit for EU with new Chinese leadership on 16th EU-China Summit – Beijing, 21 November 2013

Brussels, Belgium, 19-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — On 21st November 2013, José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, and Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, will meet Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang in Beijing for the 16th EU-China Summit. They … Read the full press release

Scientific study finds environment can impact taste and flavour of whisky

Change the room; change the taste of your whisky  Research results prove environment enhances taste and flavour.  London, UK, 10-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — A change of environment can enhance the experience of enjoying whisky by up to 20% according to the … Read the full press release

IBERDROLA’s US subsidiary IBERDROLA RENEWABLES LLC started development of its 75.9 MW Wild Meadows wind farm project in New Hampshire, USA

The Company, which hopes to invest $150 million, expects to file for state approval in the coming months The Company recently approved a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Massachusetts utilities The  75.9 megawatt (MW) project could contribute $1.6 million … Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation presented Infineon Technologies AG with its Supplier Sustainability Award 2013

Neubiberg, 22-7-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Bombardier Transportation, an international market leader in modern rail transportation technologies, has presented Infineon Technologies AG with its Supplier Sustainability Award 2013. Bombardier introduced this award in 2011, and it is bestowed once a year in … Read the full press release

IBERDROLA to extend San Pedro hydroelectric power plant

Following commissioning of Santo Estevo II, in operation since February The Company will invest €52 million in the construction of the new plant During the next three years of construction, IBERDROLA will generate up to 190 direct jobs 8-7-2013 — … Read the full press release

Vestas launched global campaign to channel public support toward political action favouring wind energy

Vestas Group Senior Vice President Morten Albæk says, “The wind industry is being attacked by media-savvy and politically influential adversaries who often display a brazen disregard for factual information. The “Act on Facts” campaign is our way of fighting back.” … Read the full press release

EU, Canada negotiate Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

Brussels, 18-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The EU and Canada are currently negotiating the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in order to take their trade and investment relationship to a new level. This EU-Canada FTA will cover the key issues relevant to … Read the full press release

Europe’s largest environment conference opens in Brussels 4 – 7 June 2013

Brussels, 4-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Europe’s largest environment conference kicks off today under the banner “Cleaner Air for All”. This year’s edition of Green Week is dedicated to air, and will see some 3000 participants gather for three days to discuss air-related … Read the full press release

EC paves the way for more ambitious Single European Sky performance targets

Brussels, 7-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission adopted today revised implementing Regulations on performance and charging, setting the framework for the upcoming negotiations on targets for the second reference period (2015 to 2019) of the SES Performance Scheme. The Scheme sets … Read the full press release

Janez Potočnik: Towards Green Growth: Seizing Business Opportunities

Janez Potočnik – European Commissioner for Environment Green Economy Forum (Dublin Chamber of Commerce) Dublin, 25-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and Gentlemen, People in Europe are looking for ways to recover from the devastation of the economic and financial crisis. Governments are searching … Read the full press release

Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for Environment,: ‘Cities will define our future’

7th European conference on sustainable cities & towns Geneva, 18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a pleasure for me to be here today. Just a few years ago the theme of “cities” would have been jealously reserved to discussions … Read the full press release

Janez Potočnik: ‘Let’s Free our Oceans from this Plague’

Janez Potočnik – European Commissioner for Environment International Conference on Prevention and Management of Marine Litter in European Seas” Berlin, 16-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and gentlemen, Let me start by welcoming the ‘Message from Berlin’ and expressing my appreciation for your work. … Read the full press release

Fuel-saving “autopilot” for trucks called I-See won Volvo Technology Award

16-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The I-See system reduces fuel consumption for long-distance transport by up to 5%. Four individuals responsible for developing the solution are set to receive the Volvo Technology Award for 2013. The prize was presented on April 4 … Read the full press release

MEPs vote to give rules against cruel shark practice extra bite

Wholesale shop keeper displaying a shark fin

23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Never mind what the popular Jaws films will have you believe: people pose a greater threat to sharks then they to us. Several shark species have been pushed to the brink of extinction due to fin hunters cutting … Read the full press release