Tag: European Commission (16 articles)

Regulation   |   28 March, 2023 at 3:24 PM

New law agreed to deploy sufficient alternative fuels infrastructure

The European Commission announces a new Regulation for the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure (AFIR) sets mandatory deployment targets for electric recharging and hydrogen refueling infrastructure for the road sector, for shore-side electricity supply in maritime and inland waterway ports, and for electricity supply to stationary aircraft. This is a landmark agreement that will enable the transition to zero-emission transport and contribute to our target of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030.

Regulation   |   23 March, 2023 at 4:38 PM

European Commission unveils green claims rules to prevent consumer greenwashing

The European Commission on Wednesday unveiled the proposed “Directive on Green Claims,” a new set of rules requiring companies to substantiate and verify their environmental claims and labels, aimed at protecting consumers from greenwashing. Under the proposal, consumers will have more clarity, stronger reassurance that when something is sold as green, it actually is green, and better quality information to choose environment-friendly products and services.

Energy   |   23 March, 2023 at 11:26 AM

Romania receives €103 million to build electricity storage facilities

The European Commission approves a scheme of Romania worth €103 million, within the Recovery and Resilience Mechanism, to support the construction of electricity storage facilities. The purpose of this measure is to support investments in electricity storage facilities, thus contributing to the EU's strategic objectives related to the green transition.

Regulation   |   17 March, 2023 at 4:09 PM

EU announces plans to lead green industrial revolution

The European Commission presented the centerpieces of a strategy on Thursday to ensure its industry can compete with the United States and China in making clean tech products and accessing raw materials required for the green transition. Global investment in the green transition is set to triple by 2030 from $1 trillion last year.

Mobility   |   16 March, 2023 at 8:25 AM

Romania to get €16 million for mobility projects

Romania to get €16 million from the European Commission for mobility projects. 26 projects from 12 member states are selected to benefit from subsidies worth €188.8 million to finance the construction of charging points and refueling stations hydrogen.

Real estate   |   15 March, 2023 at 12:54 PM

MEPs back plans for a climate neutral building sector by 2050

MEPs back plans for a climate-neutral building sector by 2050. Buildings account for 36% of greenhouse-gas emissions. New buildings to be zero-emission from 2028. Member states will establish the measures needed to achieve these targets in their national renovation plans.

Industry   |   14 March, 2023 at 9:10 AM

Chemical substances top the list of health hazards for non-food products

Chemical substances top the annual list of health hazards for non-food products, according to the European Commission. For the second consecutive year, toys and cars top the list of most notified product categories. Last year, cosmetic products had a significantly higher number of alerts related to the presence of recently banned chemical substances in perfumes and creams.

Industry   |   12 March, 2023 at 2:47 PM

EU invests €116 million in nature, environment and climate Strategic Projects

EU to invest over €116 million in nature, environment, and climate Strategic Projects so that in Belgium, Estonia, Spain, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, and Finland reach their climate and environmental targets. These eight major projects in seven Member States will help Europe become the world's first climate-neutral continent by 2050 and will enable entire countries and regions to successfully reduce emissions, restore nature, and ensure sustainable use of resources.

Industry   |   9 March, 2023 at 2:44 PM

€159 million for the development of water and wastewater infrastructure in Iasi

€159 million to be invested in the development of water and wastewater infrastructure in Iasi. The amount is financed by the EU Cohesion Policy funds within the 2014-2020 programming period. The effort is part of a vaster plan to improve water and wastewater infrastructure across Romania and in Iași County, it is complementary to the project completed in the 2007-2013 program period.