Whilst reviewing the report released by the US Department of Commerce (DoC) on the effect of imports of aluminium on national security, European Aluminium reconfirms its belief that the root cause of the main challenges faced by the aluminium industry is global excess capacity, in particular in China. Potential measures should address these imbalances without distorting global trade flows and interfering with the current trading relationship between the United States and Europe.
No one likes being misled by airlines, not on price, or where their luggage ends up. But fliers face a new risk: being misled on how sustainable their flights are. In a few years, fliers could be told that some of their ticket price is being used to prevent deforestation when in reality those forests had been cut down years ago. That’s because in 2016 countries meeting at the UN’s aviation agency (ICAO) agreed to establish a scheme to offset aviation emissions above 2020 levels, but left it uncertain as to whether they would deliver on this promise. The scheme, known as the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), means airlines won’t have to cut their CO2 emissions but instead pay other actors (the “offsetting” bit) to reduce theirs.
As women’s cycling continues to gain momentum, recycling programme ‘Every Can Counts’ has furthered its investment into the UK based Trek-Drops professional women’s cycling team for the duration of the 2018 season. This is the second consecutive year that the Every Can Counts programme, managed by the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro), has supported the female riders having seen the sport as an emerging market which has similar values to its own.
The European Transport Workers Federation (ETF) is gathering trade unions in Rome to set out their vision for the future of dock work in the era of automatisation. Following a first successful event in Antwerp in June last year, this two-day seminar, organised by FILT CGIL, FIT CISL, and the ETF, will explore the potential impact of new technologies on European ports. Workers, unionists and experts will discuss the most appropriate way for dockers and their trade unions to respond to changes affecting their industry and shape the future of their professions.
The underlying motive of the meeting on 06 March is that the EU water policy is subjected, in particular since October 2017, to a fundamental revision and evolution. As we all know, its key legislation, the Water Framework Directive (WFD) is actually the main focus of the discussion. We may expect further initiatives in the sector of drinking water as well as of water reuse.
In January 2018, demand for passenger cars in the European Union grew significantly (+7.1%) compared to January last year – benefitting from a positive calendar effect. New car registrations amounted to 1,253,877 units during the first month of the year.
Light commercial vehicles, or vans, are a neglected area of EU road transport policy as they are often exempt from safety and environmental policy such as driving regulations or tolls, compared to their direct competitors, trucks. This enhances their attractiveness and in part explains why their use and emissions are growing. CO2 standards for van makers are much weaker than for cars, as a result van makers do not deploy the same efficient and innovative technologies to vans to lower their emissions.
Registration open until 5 April 2018.
Almost every Christmas gift you gave or received two months ago was transported vast distances across the ocean, spending weeks inside a shipping container. What powers these epic journeys across the globe? Unfortunately, it’s not reindeers. It’s the black, sludgy dregs of the refining process known as heavy fuel oil. Each tonne, when burned, releases several thousand times the amount of sulphur and tiny lung-damaging particles that petrol or diesel cars do, while also contributing to dangerous climate change.
On the 21st of March, the evening before the conference, CLEPA invites the participants to take part in the Networking Dinner. During the networking dinner, the keynote speech will officially kick-off for the event. The networking dinner offers the participants an exclusive opportunity to meet top-level management in the industry and politics.
EURACTIV invites you to this workshop to discuss the way forward in digitising Europe and boosting HPC by addressing questions as:
– What is required to reach full exascale performance by 2023?
– What additional/new policy measures can help boost HPC on a national level?
– How can be ensured that supercomputing reinforces the competitiveness of the EU business as essential element of its digitisation process?
– How can Europe attain world leadership in HPC?