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Defra's 'unambitious' aluminium recycling targets challenged
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:51:00 GMT
The Government's new packaging recycling business targets for 2018-20 do not reflect the sector's high ambitions to maximise recovery and recycling of this valuable material, according to the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro).
EU decides against tinkering with flagship nature directives
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:10:00 GMT
After undergoing a much-criticised European Commission-helmed 'fitness check', the EU's main nature directives have been ruled fit for purpose and will not be rewritten or weakened, in a huge win for environmentalists.
European Union 2020 energy targets 'well within reach'
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:07:00 GMT
European Union (EU) Member States are collectively on course to meet 2020 targets for renewables, energy efficiency and emissions reductions, although a new report has warned that long-term objectives are at risk of falling short.
EU winter package met with mixed green business reception
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:20:00 GMT
As the European Commission (EC) today (30 November) unveils its energy winter package aimed at helping to reduce carbon emissions by 40% by 2030, edie analyses the major talking points of the document's key proposals.
European businesses fear 'lost decade' for renewables ahead of EU proposals
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:10:00 GMT
As the European Commission (EC) prepares to present its energy package for 2030 on Wednesday (30 November), a coalition of multinational businesses including BT, Philips Lighting and Kingfisher has called for more ambitious energy legislation to replace the current renewables directive.
Business giants call on US to support the Paris Agreement
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:02:00 GMT
Despite president-elect Donald Trump's plans to pull out of the Paris Agreement, more than 360 US-based businesses and investors, including Ikea, Unilever, Mars and Nike, have reaffirmed their commitment to supporting the historic deal and the need to accelerate the low-carbon transition.
Taking control of automation in the Food & Beverage sector
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:46:00 GMT
Increasing competitiveness and higher levels of regulatory compliance are placing greater demands on the food and beverage industry; improving automation levels and plant integration can address these concerns. However, with every installation being unique, creating an automation solution that is specifically matched to the application requires considerable expertise.