The 4th edition of Safer Seas, international event on maritime safety and security, will take place in October, 26th - 30th, in Brest. Join us there!
Europe's electricity system is in the middle of a period of profound change, and Europe has considerable challenges to overcome before its energy landscape is fit for purpose.
The European Commission presented a legislative proposal to revise the EU emissions trading system for the period after 2020, in line with the 2030 climate and energy policy framework and the Energy Union strategy.
Emissions of most air pollutants decreased in 2013, confirming the long-term downward trend in Europe since 1990. But many countries are still exceeding internationally-agreed pollutant limits, set to protect human health and the environment, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA).
The European Commission awarded €1 billion funding to 19 projects to fight climate change under the second call of the so-called NER 300 funding programme.
This blue economy has the potential of creating more jobs and further our economic growth but this must be done sustainably so that future generations can enjoy the same healthy and vibrant oceans that we enjoy in our lifetime. Innovation across all sectors is therefore key to realising the growth and jobs potential and can also bring environmental benefits.
A reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% below the 1990 level, an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27%, renewed ambitions for energy efficiency policies, a new governance system and a set of new indicators to ensure a competitive and secure energy system. These are the pillars of the new EU framework on climate and energy for 2030 presented today by the European Commission.
The EU is aiming to develop a reliable and secure source of renewable energy by setting up an Ocean Energy Forum.