With the spectre of climate change at the world’s doorstep, many nations are turning to various renewable options to meet their energy needs. While there are many different types of renewable energy available, many cannot be predicted over long timescales since their generation largely depends on weather. One of the few exceptions is tidal power, a relatively new technology where electricity is generated using the largely predictable movement of tides.
The European Commission is organising a series of technical workshops in the 10 EU Member States that will benefit from the new Modernisation Fund to be set up under the revised ETS Directive. The workshops will also allow for discussions on the possible use of the Article 10c mechanism.
“Today we took another important step in protecting European workers from work-related cancer. The European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council, reached an agreement on legislation covering a further eight cancer-causing chemicals, including diesel exhaust. This will ensure better protection for more than 20 million workers in Europe. Workers in the chemical, metal and car industry, professional drivers, construction workers and workers in the dock and warehouse sector, in particular, will benefit. At the same time, it will make our internal market simpler and fairer, with particular attention to help small and micro-enterprises comply with health and safety rules.”