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#EnergyUnion: Commission takes action to reinforce EU’s global leadership in clean vehicles

#EnergyUnion: Commission takes action to reinforce EU’s global leadership in clean vehicles

| November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Commission has taken a decisive step forward in implementing the EU’s commitments under the Paris Agreement for a binding domestic CO2 reduction of at least 40% till 2030. At the same time as the international climate conference takes place in Bonn, the Commission is showing that the EU is leading by example. Commission President […]

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#EEX to reintroduce auctions for EU #aviation allowances (EUAA)

#EEX to reintroduce auctions for EU #aviation allowances (EUAA)

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) has published the 2017 auction calendar for EU Aviation Allowances (EUAA) in consultation with the EU Commission and the Member States taking part as well as the competent German and Polish authorities. EEX will carry out the auctions comprising a total volume of 4,005,000 EUAA from 27th September to 6th […]

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#China’s first high level #biosafety lab ready for service 

#China’s first high level #biosafety lab ready for service 

| March 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

China’s first high level biosafety laboratory has been accredited and will be formally put into service, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said on 23rd February. The lab will enable Chinese scientists to research live Ebola virus and other highly contagious and infectious diseases, writes Qiang Wei. The authorization certificate was issued by the China […]

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#China's first high level #biosafety lab ready for service 

#China's first high level #biosafety lab ready for service 

| March 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

China’s first high level biosafety laboratory has been accredited and will be formally put into service, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said on 23rd February. The lab will enable Chinese scientists to research live Ebola virus and other highly contagious and infectious diseases, writes Qiang Wei. The authorization certificate was issued by the China […]

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More stringent measures to prevent work-related #cancers

More stringent measures to prevent work-related #cancers

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

MEPs in the European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee have taken an important step towards the more efficient protection of workers from harmful substances in the workplace by adopting a new Report amending current EU legislation on the exposure to carcinogens and mutagens. The Report is aimed at strengthening the protection of workers from […]

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CO2 cuts: finding the right balance between protecting trade and fighting #climatechange

CO2 cuts: finding the right balance between protecting trade and fighting #climatechange

| February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

MEPs vote this week on plans to reform the EU’s emissions trading system (ETS), a scheme set up to help reduce greenhouse gases, which is not not working as expected. Although the EU is the world’s third largest CO2 emitter, it also harbours the most ambitious climate target: to cut emissions by at least 40% […]

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#Dieselgate: US Environmental Protection Agency says Fiat Chrysler used emission-control devices

#Dieselgate: US Environmental Protection Agency says Fiat Chrysler used emission-control devices

| January 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today (12 January) issued a notice of violation to Fiat Chrysler for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act for installing and failing to disclose ‘auxiliary emission control devices’ and are checking to see if they constitute so-called ‘defeat devices’. The undisclosed software results in increased emissions of nitrogen […]

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