Tag: The European Commission (53 articles)

Mobility   |   11 July, 2023 at 7:30 PM

EC offers stronger incentives for low-emission lorries

The European Commission is today proposing measures to make freight transport more efficient and more sustainable, by improving rail infrastructure management, offering stronger incentives for low-emission lorries, and better information on freight transport greenhouse gas emissions.

Regulation   |   6 July, 2023 at 3:00 PM

EC sets plans to stop textile waste

The European Commission is proposing rules to make producers responsible for the full lifecycle of textile products and to support the sustainable management of textile waste across the EU.

Environment   |   30 June, 2023 at 10:30 AM

Romania recycles only 30% of plastic used

By 2060, global rivers, seas, and oceans could be polluted with 44 million tonnes of plastic, double the current level, estimates a recent report by The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Plastic is among the packaging most often used by Romanians, but its recycling rate in Romania is only 30.05%, according to the data analyzed by Clean Recycle.

Industry   |   28 June, 2023 at 12:10 PM

EC approves €280 million to support steel production decarbonisation

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €280 million Belgian measure to support ArcelorMittal Belgium in partially decarbonizing its steel production processes. The measure will contribute to the achievement of the EU Hydrogen Strategy, the European Green Deal, and the Green Deal Industrial Plan targets while helping to end dependence on Russian fossil fuels and fast forward the green transition in line with the REPowerEU Plan.

Regulation   |   22 June, 2023 at 5:00 PM

EC approves €1.1 billion Hungarian scheme to foster transition to net-zero economy

The European Commission has approved a €1.1 billion Hungarian scheme to support electricity storage facilities to foster the transition to a net-zero economy. The scheme was approved under the State Aid Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework, adopted by the Commission on 9 March 2023 to support measures in sectors that are key to accelerating the green transition and reducing fuel dependencies in the context of Russia's war against Ukraine.

Energy   |   19 June, 2023 at 3:30 PM

EU aims for 42.5% renewable energy share by 2030

The ambassadors of the EU member states reached an agreement on the expansion of renewable energy until 2030. France obtained assurances that nuclear energy will have a more important role in the energy transition and thus gave up its last opposition moment.

Industry   |   13 June, 2023 at 11:00 AM

Brașov to run for the title of Green Capital of Europe

Brasov is one of the ten European cities competing for the title of Green Capital of Europe, in a competition organized by the European Commission (EC), Mayor Allen Coliban announced. He states that he wants to transform Braşov into a truly green, environmentally friendly city.

Energy   |   6 June, 2023 at 3:30 PM

Lithuania needs to transpose EU rules regarding renewable energy

The European Commission urges Lithuania to fully transpose the Renewable Energy Directive. The European Commission decided to send a reasoned opinion to Lithuania for not having fully transposed EU rules on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources set out in Directive (EU) 2018/2001.

Regulation   |   6 June, 2023 at 9:30 AM

Romania to establish a functional air quality monitoring network

The European Commission calls on Romania to establish a functional air quality monitoring network. The European Commission decided to send a reasoned opinion to Romania for systemically failing to monitor air pollution as required by EU legislation on ambient air quality (Directive 2004/107/EC and Directive 2008/50/EC).