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University of Exeter: targeting geoengineering in one hemisphere could have a severely detrimental impact for the other

Exeter, England, 17-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Proposals to reduce the effects of global warming by imitating volcanic eruptions could have a devastating effect on global regions prone to either tumultuous storms or prolonged drought, new research has shown. Geoengineering – the … Read the full press release

High-End Climate Impacts and Extremes (HELIX) project: more severe impacts can still be avoided if global greenhouse gas emissions are reduced

Exeter, England, 17-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Some impacts of global warming – such as sea level rise and coastal flooding – are already locked in and unavoidable, according to a major research project.  Global temperatures have already risen by around 1°C, … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce presents MTU agricultural engines designed to meet the EU Stage V emissions regulations at Agritechnica in Hanover

Agricultural vehicle manufacturers testing EU Stage V engines from MTU in a variety of applications Some 10,000 hours of operation already completed Delivery of EU Stage V engines from MTU to begin as of June 2018 FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, 15-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Climate change: CREA Mont Blanc and Orange winners of the 2017 Momentum for Change prize

PARIS, 15-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Committed to understanding climate change and its impact on biodiversity for over 20 years, CREA Mont Blanc (Research Centre for Alpine Ecosystems) has now been recognised by the United Nations during COP 23 through its … Read the full press release

Lower Saxony: The train of the future will be driven with hydrogen and will run completely emission-free

Joint Press Release Fuel cell trains replace diesel trains Alstom builds 14 Coradia iLint trains in Salzgitter for LNVG Linde provides for the hydrogen supply of the trains WOLFSBURG, 13-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — All parties involved in the contract signing in … Read the full press release

RenewableUK’s Hugh McNeal on MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s new facility at Fawley: powerful symbol of UK’s transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy

LONDON, 13-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — RenewableUK is highlighting today’s announcement by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind that it is opening a new plant at Fawley in Hampshire – on the site of a decommissioned oil-fired power station. The company is already manufacturing … Read the full press release

Abengoa to build the first plant that will produce biofuels from Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in United States with gasification technology

Abengoa will undertake the work for Fulcrum BioEnergy after financial closure for the project was successfully reached. Abengoa has been involved in the preliminary works for over year. The project is worth 205 MUSD. SEVILLE, 09-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Abengoa (MCE: … Read the full press release

University of East Anglia: 2017 is likely to be one of the warmest years for global average surface temperature

2017 is likely to be one of the warmest years for global average surface temperature – according to research from the University of East Anglia. NORWICH, 08-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The latest estimate for 2017 suggests the year will be the … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham: cigarette butt-derived carbons have unprecedented hydrogen storage capacity

NOTTINGHAM, 01-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Discarded cigarette butts are a major waste disposal and environmental pollution hazard. But chemists at the University of Nottingham have discovered that cigarette butt-derived carbons have ultra-high surface area and unprecedented hydrogen storage capacity. The … Read the full press release

Veolia signs 20-year concession contract for municipal sewage management in Japan

PARIS, 31-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Following a call for tenders, Veolia, through its subsidiary Veolia Japan, and together with its partners, has been selected by the city of Hamamatsu to manage part of its wastewater and sewage scheme including the operation and maintenance … Read the full press release

Global aluminium producer RUSAL to attend the 23rd Conference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Germany

UC RUSAL (SEHK: 486, Euronext: RUSAL/RUAL, Moscow Exchange: RUAL), a leading global aluminium producer, announces that it will be taking part in the 23rdConference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. MOSCOW, 30-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The two … Read the full press release

CNH Industrial listed in CDP’s Water A-List

The Company has been listed in CDP’s Water A-List and has been evaluated with an ‘A-‘ in the CDP Climate Change Program.. This distinction confirms CNH Industrial’s commitment to the sustainable management of resources. LONDON, 24-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — CDP, … Read the full press release

Valio to increase the use of fully plant-based gable top cartons

HELSINKI, 23-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Valio is taking a major step towards even more environment smart package solutions as the company is significantly increasing the use of fully plant-based gable top cartons. By the end of 2018, all of Valio’s milk, … Read the full press release

Loughborough University to research on how Forest Schools can benefit children’s development

Leicestershire, UK, 19-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Forest Schools are a growing phenomenon in the UK, but what impact does getting children outside of the classroom have on their overall development? Researchers at Loughborough University hope to find out. The ‘Forest School’ … Read the full press release

EBN: Startups and SMEs in green economy, smart cities, social inclusivity invited to apply for HORIZON 2020 SME INSTRUMENT

BRUSSELS, 18-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SMEs and startups both in the early stage of development (Phase 1) and more mature ones (Phase 2), working in the field of green economy, smart cities, social inclusivity and others,  are invited to apply to HORIZON … Read the full press release

Empa and ETH Zürich to make a battery out of waste graphite and scrap metal

Dübendorf, St. Gallen and Thun, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Lithium ion batteries are flammable and the price of the raw material is rising. Are there alternatives? Yes: Empa and ETH Zürich researchers have discovered promising approaches as to how we might … Read the full press release

Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE) und der Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband (vzbv) fordern die Kosten für die Energiewende endlich fairer zu verteilen

BERLIN, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Aktuelle Prognosen zeigen, dass die Verbraucher auch im nächsten Jahr nicht mit einer spürbaren Entlastung beim Strompreis rechnen können. Grund dafür ist die wohl nur leicht sinkende Ökostrom-Umlage. Der Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE) und der Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband … Read the full press release

KPN and Huawei commit to a stringent new code of sustainability

AMSTERDAM, 11-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — KPN and Huawei have committed to a stringent new code of sustainability, which will ensure all new KPN network and consumer hardware designed to last longer, be produced using less virgin raw materials and built in … Read the full press release

EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti to outline bank’s climate finance goals at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings

Climate funding takes 45 per cent share of total investment so far in 2017 LONDON, 11-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Sir Suma Chakrabarti, will outline the Bank’s rapid progress towards meeting ambitious … Read the full press release

University of Exeter Honorary Research Fellow Richard Moyes awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

EXETER, UK, 10-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Anti-nuclear campaigners, including a University of Exeter academic, have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The work of Richard Moyes and other members of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was honoured because … Read the full press release

NERC to develop new generation of terrestrial hydrological models

SWINDON, 10-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — NERC has announced a major five-year investment in national capability, to develop a new generation of terrestrial hydrological models linked to, and in collaboration with, the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES) model. JULES is a … Read the full press release

Societe Generale Group awards 57 new internal initiatives during the fifth annual “Environmental Efficiency Awards”

PARIS, 09-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In line with its commitment over the past ten years to pro-actively reducing its carbon footprint, Societe Generale Group today awarded 57 new internal initiatives during the fifth annual “Environmental Efficiency Awards” ceremony. The remarkable success … Read the full press release

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) to allocate up to US$ 110 million to the EBRD’s Kazakhstan Renewables Framework

Fund to provide up to US$ 110 million for investments in green energy LONDON, 04-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved an allocation of up to US$ 110 million to the EBRD’s Kazakhstan Renewables Framework, an innovative plan to finance … Read the full press release

ComRes survey: Overwhelming support for greater investment in public transport to help tackle air quality and crippling congestion in Scotland

New survey reveals overwhelming support for greater investment in public transport Significant backing for walking and cycling, clean air zones and bus priority measures ComRes findings revealed as Scottish Government progresses Low Emission Zones plan Technology innovation means new buses … Read the full press release

Minister President Bouffier tours the Werra Verbund Plant, learns about the potash district’s economic situation

KASSEL, 22-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (20 September 2017) Volker Bouffier, Minister President of Hesse, visited the Werra Verbund plant to get informed about the current economic situation of the potash district and, at the same time, praised the efforts … Read the full press release

University of Dundee academics to explore links between local environment and emotional wellbeing

DUNDEE, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Dundee academics are to work with children and vulnerable adults from the city to explore the links between their local environment and emotional wellbeing. The team behind ‘Dundee and Me: How the City Shapes … Read the full press release

MEPs to prolong intercontinental flights exemption from EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) rules until 2020

CO2 emissions from intercontinental flights to stay out of EU Emission Trading System until 2020 Airlines to go on paying  for CO2 emissions from intra-EU flights only Emission trading revenues  to be earmarked for climate action BRUSSELS, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

TÜV Rheinland accredited as a global training provider by the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation

COLOGNE, 15-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — TÜV Rheinland has extended its lead in the provision of chemical management solutions and services for the textile, fashion and footwear industry, following its accreditation as a global training provider by the Zero Discharge of Hazardous … Read the full press release

CNH Industrial is the Industry Leader in Machinery and Electrical Equipment in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World and Europe

With a score of 89/100 the Company is confirmed as the Industry Leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indices for the seventh consecutive year. CNH Industrial has also been named as Industry Group Leader in Capital Goods … Read the full press release

LeasePlan provides Uber with electric cars in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM, 08-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LeasePlan and Uber have announced a new sustainability initiative for Amsterdam. The technology company will launch a pilot with electric cars, provided by LeasePlan, in the Dutch capital. The first 30 Nissan Leafs will run via … Read the full press release