Entries by Maria Gimeno

Supporting start-ups and SMEs in the energy transition 21st February 2018, Brussels.

The event ‘Supporting start-ups and SMEs in the energy transition’ is taking place the 21st of February in Brussels. This event constitutes an unique opportunity for entrepreneurs, investors, policy-makers and change-makers to build new collaborations and share thoughts on how to boost innovation. It will be organised between the International Climate Show and the Jacques Delors Institute, […]

ECO-BIO 2018: Team up to accelerate the global bioeconomy, 4-7 March in Dublin

ECO-BIO 2018 will bring together all concerned with the bioeconomy – including delegates from academia, industry, government and NGOs –  to share the latest in scientific and technological advances, impact assessment, innovation and valorisation in biobased products and processes. A comprehensive programme includes more than 20 plenary and invited speakers, forum discussions, contributed short talks […]

EP Plenary: Clean Energy Innovation

On Tuesday 6th of February, during the EP Plenary session, the MEPs voted on the following topics: pesticides, CO2 emissions and clean energy innovation.   On Clean Energy Innovation it has been stated that citizens have to be a central part to promote the energy transition and engaging them in the change will need to […]

EP Plenary vote: CO2 emissions

On Tuesday 6th of February, during the EP Plenary session, the MEPs voted on the following topics: pesticides, CO2 emissions and clean energy innovation. The Parliament has approved a new law that provides: -increase on the reduction of CO2 emissions allowances on the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) on the market (the linear reduction factor) by 2.2 […]

EP Plenary vote: Pesticides

On Tuesday 6th of February, during the EP Plenary session, the MEPs voted on the following topics: pesticides, CO2 emissions and clean energy innovation. A special committee has been designated to examine EU’s authorisation procedure for pesticides, more specifically on the role of the European Commission on renewing glyphosate licence, process of approval, possible failures on […]

Global Landscape of Renewable Energy Finance – Report

IRENA, the International Renewable Energy Agency has published a report named ‘Global Landscape of Renewable Energy Finance’. The report focuses on the finance flows worldwide in 2013-2016, classified according to the technology, financial instrument and region. Some of the findings consists on: the growth of the renewable energy capacity; growth of private investments, especially on the domestic […]

Reaction from the Industry to the Strategy on Plastics

On January, the European Commission launched the first Strategy on Plastics which aim is to protect the environment from plastic pollution, in particular to reduce single-use plastic, restrict the use of microplastics, and ensure that all plastic packaging is reusable or recyclable in a cost-effective manner by 2030. Leaders from the plastic manufacturing sector in Europe met […]

Italy and France moving towards a phase out of glyphosate

Glyphosate, the most used herbicide in the European Union was approved for renewal for five years with a qualified majority on November 2017. There are countries such as France or Italy that strongly oppose its use and following this decision at the EU level, Emmanuel Macron stated that glyphosate would be banned in France, showing […]

Upcoming changes on energy and climate for 2018

There are several policies on the field of energy and climate that will need to be tackled and updated during the present year: Brexit and energy, 2030 climate rules, clean energy package, meeting Paris Agreement gas pipelines and coal investments. Brexit will officially take place in 2019 but UK companies will start to be separated […]

Which is the cost of reducing CO2 emissions?

EU Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, in charge of Climate Action defended the EU proposals to limit carbon emissions after they were condemned for not being ambitious enough. The Commissioner argued that several targets need to be taken into account while establishing this objective. The reduction of CO2 emissions has a direct effect on the car […]