Tag Archives: Environment

Pöyry Environment President Mari Puoskari to leave the company; Kaisa Vähänen appointed acting director of the Environment Business Unit

VANTAA, 13-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Mari Puoskari, President of Pöyry Environment, has left Pöyry and is moving to new challenges outside the company. She joined Pöyry in February 2017. “I want to thank Mari for her active and energetic take on … Read the full press release

Belarus’ capital Minsk joins EBRD’s Green Cities Framework

Official launch of the city’s Green City Action Plan Belarus is beginning its work under the EBRD’s Green Cities Framework Kick-off meeting for Minsk’s Green City Action Plan to identify, prioritise and address its most pressing environmental challenges This is … Read the full press release

EBRD and EU to strengthen the safety of oil protection and increase the protection of humans and the environment in Greece

EBRD and EU develop implementation plan to strengthen protection LONDON, 01-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The world runs on hydrocarbons. But the impacts of oil production are significant and accidents like the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf … Read the full press release

Study: 2-billion-year-old chunk of sea salt sheds light on the transformation of Earth’s atmosphere into an oxygenated environment

Fife, Scotland, 26-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A 2-billion-year-old chunk of sea salt provides new evidence for the transformation of Earth’s atmosphere into an oxygenated environment capable of supporting life as we know it. The new study by an international team of … Read the full press release

Hydro to expand the scope of SGW’s mandate and to launch an internal audit of Alunorte refinery

Hydro expands the scope of the ongoing independent review of Alunorte by Brazilian environmental consultancy SGW Services to include all interfaces with areas adjacent to the refinery operation. Hydro’s Internal Audit will conduct a full review of all licenses, complementing … Read the full press release

Inmarsat research: Internet of Things (IoT) to enable the transport and logistics sector reduce its carbon footprint and minimise any negative impact on the environment

Research suggests companies within transport and logistics are prioritising IoT to improve environmental sustainability and enhance their operational success  LONDON, 15-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Internet of Things (IoT) will play a pivotal role in enabling the transport and logistics sector … Read the full press release

Data intensive supercomputer JASMIN to double available storage to more than 44 petabytes

A major upgrade is being made to double the storage available in one of the UK’s national supercomputers. SWINDON, 12-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — JASMIN is a globally unique data intensive supercomputer for environmental science. Currently supporting over 160 science projects, … Read the full press release

BBVA’s Executive Director José Manuel González-Páramo to chair the recently created Spain-Peru Council Foundation

MADRID, 16-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — José Manuel González-Páramo, BBVA’s Executive Director Responsible for Global Economics, Regulation & Public Affairs, will chair the recently created Spain-Peru Council Foundation, a non-profit body set up with the aim of fostering relations between the two … Read the full press release

Young environmentalists from Taynuilt Primary School visited SAMS’s Ocean Explorer Centre to learn about the effects of plastic in the marine environment

ARGYLL, 15-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A TEAM of young environmentalists from Taynuilt Primary School visited SAMS to get advice on how to help address the problem of plastic pollution in our seas. The school’s Eco Committee is comprised of students … Read the full press release

Norges Bank to exclude nine companies from the Government Pension Fund Global

OSLO, 17-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Norges Bank has decided to exclude nine companies from the Government Pension Fund Global. In addition, one company has been placed under observation. The companies Evergreen Marine Corp (Taiwan) Ltd, Korea Line Corp, Precious Shipping PCL … Read the full press release

The World Economic Forum’s 48th Annual Meeting: Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World

The 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting will take place on 23-26 January in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, under the theme, Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World Unprecedented participation expected from global leaders including 70 heads of state or government and 38 heads … Read the full press release

University of Exeter led researchers to examine commonly used social science techniques

EXETER, 15-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists have produced a series of papers designed to improve research on conservation and the environment. A group of researchers, led by the University of Exeter, have contributed to a special feature of the journal Methods in Ecology … Read the full press release

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