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GreenHopping – Changing the Future of Travel

27 August 14

Launched in May 2013, GreenHopping highlights European green destinations, businesses and local initiatives that make a difference and contribute to a better environmental future.

Rotterdam’s first full-scale water square

The City of Rotterdam has completed a unique project which aims to control flooding and heavy rainfall.

Fire Hydrant-Water Fountains

20 August 14

Residents and commuters in the Plateau-Mont-Royal neighbourhood of Montreal will be able to drink straight out of two reinvented fire hydrant fountains.

EU developing new driverless car parking system

Researchers from Germany, Italy, the UK and Switzerland are developing fully automated electric vehicles that will be able to navigate their way to charging stations or parking spaces.

Water re-use in Europe – have your say

13 August 14

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on a variety of potential EU measures that would encourage the re-use of treated wastewater.

Italian team wins the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014

An Italian team was awarded first place at the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 which took place from 14th – 19th July 2014 in Versailles, France.

Madrid the first city in the world to apply sustainability criteria to parking

6 August 14

The city of Madrid has introduced smart parking meters that charge more for cars that have higher emissions.

Nominations open for 2015 Sustainable Transport Award

The 10th Annual Sustainable Transport Award is now open for nominations.

Consultation on “The urban dimension of EU policies – key features of an EU Urban Agenda”

30 July 14

On 22nd July, European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn officially launched a public consultation

Reverse vending machines reward recycling

New vending machines around the city of Sydney, Australia, will reward citizens for depositing empty plastic bottles and cans.

Clean energy projects receive €1billion from Commission

24 July 14

The European Commission has awarded €1billion funding to 19 projects to combat climate change under the second call of the so-called NER 300 funding programme.

Energy Duck could generate Solar and Hydro Power

The Energy Duck is a renewable energy generator and storehouse designed by a London-based team.

Regions and cities invited to plan circular economy with ACR+

16 July 14

ACR+ would like to support local and regional authorities and in adopting ambitious circular economy strategies.

Germany opens first carbon neutral Station

The 4.3 million euro project is part of Deutsche Bahn’s ‘Grüner Bahnhof’ (Green Station) programme and incorporates high-tech eco-friendly design and sustainable technologies.

Bike rental scheme for kids launches in Paris

9 July 14

City authorities in Paris have extended the popular Velib rental bike program to children. On 18th June 2014, the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, officially launched the scheme known as P’tit Velib.

Commission to maximise job opportunities in green economy

The European Commission has adopted a Communication highlighting the opportunities of the existing transition towards a green, low carbon, energy and resource-efficient economy.