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#Pesticides – Protecting consumers is our highest priority says #EPP

#Pesticides – Protecting consumers is our highest priority says #EPP

| January 17, 2019

EPP Group protects consumers, insists on science-based approach towards pesticides authorization. “Even though the EU authorization process is already the safest in the world, we can still further improve it”, said the EPP Group’s Norbert Lins MEP, ahead of the vote on the findings and recommendations of the Parliament’s Special Committee on the Authorization Procedure […]

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#TSO achieves #Homologation of its flexible solar panels in #Dubai

#TSO achieves #Homologation of its flexible solar panels in #Dubai

| January 9, 2019

TSO, The South Oracle, arrived at the end of 2018 with good news: the homologation by DEWA (Dubai Electricity and Water Authority) of its ultralight flexible solar panels. Therefore, it has become the first company offering a flexible panel within the Emirate of Dubai, where an ambitious project has been developed since last October.   […]

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Parliament and Council agree drastic cuts to #PlasticPollution of environment

Parliament and Council agree drastic cuts to #PlasticPollution of environment

| December 21, 2018

Plastic products covered by these restrictions constitute 70% of all marine litter ©AP images/European Union – EP  Single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws and cotton buds, will be banned in the EU under plans provisionally agreed between Parliament and Council, on Wednesday (19 December). Lead MEP Frédérique Ries (ALDE, BE) said: “Citizens expected […]

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#Norway – After #COP24 real work starts

#Norway – After #COP24 real work starts

| December 20, 2018

UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) participants in Katowice, Poland, have concluded the three-year international negotiations by agreeing on a joint rule book to implement the Paris agreement that will take effect in 2024. The agreements reached will apply equally both to developed and developing countries in assessing and reporting greenhouse gas emissions, global performance assessment […]

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Companies in England to pay #PackagingWaste costs under new proposals

Companies in England to pay #PackagingWaste costs under new proposals

| December 20, 2018

Companies and factories in England will have a legal obligation to foot the bill for the disposal or recycling of waste packaging they produce under new plans by Britain’s environment minister, writes Alistair Smout. Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to eradicate avoidable plastic waste by 2042 as a growing flood of plastic endangers life […]

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#StateAid – Commission approves reductions in renewable electricity and cogeneration surcharges for energy-intensive companies in Greece

#StateAid – Commission approves reductions in renewable electricity and cogeneration surcharges for energy-intensive companies in Greece

| December 20, 2018

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, reductions granted to energy-intensive companies on a surcharge to finance support for renewable electricity production and high-efficient cogeneration in Greece. Greece provides support to renewable electricity and high-efficient cogeneration of electricity and heat. This support is financed through a surcharge imposed on final electricity consumers […]

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Deal on #CO2 future emission reductions for new cars and vans agreed – Council’s inability to live up to international climate commitments hampers real progress

Deal on #CO2 future emission reductions for new cars and vans agreed – Council’s inability to live up to international climate commitments hampers real progress

| December 19, 2018

Negotiations on CO2 reduction standards for new cars and vans were concluded last night, with a deal to reach 37,5% and 31% CO2 emission reductions for cars and vans respectively in 2030. For 2025, the reductions will have to be 15% for both cars and vans. The European parliament position, supported by ALDE, was a […]

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