Municipal waste can be turned into a resource. Municipalities all around Europe apply Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) schemes geared to incentivise citizens to better sort their waste. Better sorting improves the quality of recyclable fractions and reduces residual waste.
An EU-funded project has developed more efficient ways to obtain high-quality, recyclable raw materials from bulky waste. The advances contribute to Europe’s efforts to reduce landfilling, recover valuable raw materials for reuse by industry, and protect the environment.
The first multi-energy station in Iceland opened today, 15 May 2019, in Reykjavík. The station, built in the framework of the Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) project, is the third hydrogen station in Iceland, and the first combined station where biomethane, fast charging and hydrogen are all available under the same canopy.
This forum aims to promote a meeting of the supply and demand of innovative hydrogen and fuel cell solutions in transport systems in the context of emissions-free mobility. The event will bring together suppliers of technology solutions, industry, transport management entities and fleet owners, urban planners, land managers and decision makers – among others – promoting mutual updating on opportunities and challenges related to the use of hydrogen. Hydrogen ecosystems, such as production, storage, distribution, refueling and end-use, are presented through innovative pilot projects carried out in the context of European projects and strategies.
Concerns the following groups: Mission Board for adaptation to climate change, including societal transformation (E03664), Mission Board for cancer (E03665), Mission Board for healthy oceans, seas, coastal and inland waters (E03666), Mission Board for climate-neutral and smart cities (E03667), Mission Board for soil health and food (E03668)
The European Green Capital Award (EGCA), now in its 13th year, is awarded annually to a European city with over 100,000 inhabitants that has shown itself to be a leader in environmental, social and economic sustainability. The winner of the 2022 Award will receive €350,000 to kick-start its year as a European Green Capital.
Update: A revised version of the Fourth report on the State of the Energy Union and a corrigendum for the original version have been published.
A press release, a Q&A and the speeches by VP Sefcovic and Commissioner Arias Cañete at the State of the Energy Union press conference are also available.
This article shows trends in municipal waste generation and treatment in the European Union (EU) from 1995 to 2017. There is a very distinct trend towards less landfilling as countries move steadily towards alternative ways of treating waste.
In 2018 the European Union (EU) exported € 4.7 billion worth of electric cars and hybrid electric cars that can be driven in combination with a petrol or diesel engine. Imports of electric and hybrid electric cars were worth € 1.6 billion, resulting in a trade surplus of € 3.0 billion.
In 2017 there were 262 million cars registered in the European Union (EU) Member States. Around 2 million (0.8 %) of these were classified as either electric cars or hybrid electric cars that can be driven in combination with a petrol or diesel engine.
Over half the time (61.4%) that electric vehicles spend connected to public charging stations, they’re idly occupying a space that another car could use, according to a JRC-led study of e-vehicle charging times in the Netherlands.
An EU-funded project is developing user-centric, smart solutions that will help Europe’s expanding urban areas boost their citizens’ quality of life and improve the environment as they grow.