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An EU initiative has launched an online interactive data set of sustainable energy initiatives across Europe. The database could help policymakers reduce greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonise the economy.
An EU-funded project is developing potent molecular machines that could cut the costs and environmental impact of industries as diverse as healthcare, manufacturing and energy. This could bolster EU efforts to promote cleaner industrial processes.
The IEA’s newly-enhanced Tracking Clean Energy Progress provides a comprehensive and rigorous assessment of a full range of energy technologies and sectors that are critical in a global clean-energy transition. It includes the most up-to-date information for where technologies are today and where they need to be according to the IEA’s Sustainable Development Scenario, a pathway to reach the Paris Agreement well below 2°C climate goal, deliver universal energy access and significantly lower air pollution.
Smartphone users can now collect important data from their gardens to help the battle against climate change and solve the planet’s hunger crisis.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is working alongside Enel to finance around 14,000 new charging stations for electric vehicles that will be installed throughout Italy over the next five years.
Following three earlier successful operations, the Rabobank and the European Investment Bank (EIB) are launching an expanded EUR 250 million “impact loan” for SMEs in the Netherlands. So far, nearly 300 environmentally-conscious businesses in the Netherlands have already benefitted from advantageous lending conditions of the EIB-backed impact loans with the Rabobank.
The air transport industry is one of the fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions. About 3 % of the EU’s total emissions – currently around 130 million tonnes – can be attributed to aviation. With the demand for travel growing at a rapid pace and air traffic expected to increase by 45 % by 2035, the sector is facing a major environmental challenge.
The textile dyeing industry is one of the main water consumer industries and it is generating high volumes of wastewater with high levels of coloration and salinity. It is urgent to reduce water consumption at the industrial level and one of the ways to do it is trough water recycling and reuse. The Spanish project ECUVal aims to implement an innovative wastewater treatment.
The project MASLOWATEN won the “best pitch” competition at EASME’s “Promoting market-ready water innovations – Investors’ café”, an event dedicated to exploitation, investment and market uptake of eco-innovative solutions in water and circular economy. The project is dealing with the market uptake of an innovative irrigation solution based on low water energy consumption.