Tag Archives: European Commission

Efficient appliances: Fighting climate change starts at home

Have you ever thought of the impact of your households appliances on your monthly energy budget and on the environment? … Continue reading...

The future of European environmental policy: what’s the industry’s role?

The protection of the environment and economic growth are not enemies. On the contrary, they should go hand in hand, … Continue reading...

Creativity in materials: A sustainable ride into the sunset

Everyone wants a car that can combine performance and efficiency, from the regulators to consumers. Innovation in materials will be … Continue reading...

Saving resources in Europe: What future for the circular economy model?

Have you heard of the Earth Overshoot day? Last year it was 19 August. This day symbolises the milestone date … Continue reading...

Can Europe deliver clean air?

Did you know Europeans spend 90% of their time indoors? This was just one of many figures presented by … Continue reading...

The Draft Energy Efficiency Directive: a missed opportunity?

Making the most of the few calm moments that can be enjoyed in the European quarter in the month of August, we will reflect today on what will be a significant item in the European Council and the European Parliament’s agendas in September. We’re thinking about the Energy Efficiency Directive or EED, because nothing remains without an acronym very long in Brussels. The European Commission published its draft proposal on 22 June 2011, settling speculations over what the acronym would be, but most importantly allowing a first glance at how the Commission’s initial plans in the Energy Efficiency Plan 2011 had been enacted, if at all.