Tag Archives: policy

Innovation in materials: Key to European energy security

Over the past months, with Europe’s regional environment suffering instability and Member States defining new climate and energy targets, energy … 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...

Food Waste: A Target and then What? ISOPA gathers stakeholders around the table

Time to bring the future of food waste to the table

Nearly two months after the publication of the European 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...

Energy Efficiency Directive: the cards are laid on the table but who has got the best hand?

On 4th October 2011, MEP Claude Turmes (Greens-EFA, Luxemburg) published his draft report on the upcoming energy efficiency directiveContinue 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.