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Large US companies, voracious consumers of renewables

03/07/2017

Similar to this headline is that chosen by the international agency Reuters in an interesting information that we summarize and which states that some of the largest US corporations, such as Wal-Mart Stores or GM, are among the largest consumers of renewables in the U.S.

Transporting the captured CO2 to reduce emissions

05/06/2017

The European Union has opened a public consultation on projects designed to transport the CO2 captured during the generation of electricity or industrial processes to places prepared for storage rather than being released into the atmosphere or reused at a later stage. The consultation will last for 12 weeks and will close on August 7.

 

Food waste accounts for 8 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions

11/05/2017

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

17/04/2017

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

28/03/2017

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

27/03/2017

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 […]

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