Food waste accounts for 8 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions


On Wednesday the European Parliament’s Environment Committee has approved a report by the Croatian Social Democrat Biljana Borzan, calling for intensified efforts to reduce food waste, a situation that is responsible for 8 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

The EP urges the Commission and governments to tighten vehicle emissions controls


It claims that European and national authorities have known for more than a decade that emissions of diesel vehicles are much higher in real driving conditions than in laboratory tests. Now they must improve the measurement and control systems for the new models, notes the Parliament in the recommendations that it adopted on Tuesday.


Spain is not among the 11 EU countries that have already reached their renewable targets for 2020


The target in the European Union as a whole is to achieve a 20% share of energy from renewable sources out of the gross final consumption of energy by 2020, although each member country has set its own renewables targets for that date. Spain, for example, set a 20% and by 2015 it had reached […]

Investing in the reuse of water would save 90% of energy and 70% of water


Global water demand is expected to grow by 50 percent by 2030. Investing in reuse of water and recovery could save up to 90 percent in energy and 70 percent in water, according to the UN. That is why today 22 March it celebrates this year´s World Water Day 2017 with the motto “Wastewater, why […]


Our emissions declined by 3.13% in 2016 mainly because less coal was burnt


Greenhouse gases emissions declined by 3.13% in Spain in 2016 compared to 2015, mainly because less coal was burnt, but also noticeable is that they increased by 14.95% compared to base year 1990, according to the report “Climate Change. CO2 emissions estimation 2016, Climatic balance and energy analysis for year 2016” presented last week by […]

Sustainable urban mobility plans for cruise destination cities


Through a European project several cities in five countries, including Malaga, Lisbon or Trieste, will improve mobility associated with the traffic of tourists traveling on cruises.