Environment

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Making mobile phones greener
03/10/2009
As stakeholders and governments are striving to lessen the environmental impact of mobile phones, mobile phone producers are moving to meet the demands of an eco-conscious society. Mobile phone use has grown rapidly with subscriptions surpassing 4 billion by end 2008 according to International...
The practical contribution of ICTs to sustainable growth
26/06/2009
Application of information and communication technologies (ICT)-based solutions in industry could yield dramatic energy savings, and ultimately lead to a more sustainable society. Information and communication technologies have the potential to help Europe overcome its biggest challenges. Only...
Taking a united approach to battery recycling
15/02/2009
The new EU Battery Directive came into force in October 2008 and is set to change how spent batteries are processed at national level. Some Member States have already been showing the way. Following in the footsteps of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, the Battery...
European Mobility Week calls for Clean Air for All
22/01/2009
The 7th annual European Mobility Week ran from 16 to 22 September 2008, with more than 200 million people set to take part in the event across the EU and around the world. The event has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2002, with the number of towns involved increasing...
Solar photovoltaics set to provide 12% of Europe's electricity by 2020
06/01/2009
The European PV industry has redefined its targets following technological developments and rising energy prices. The sector aims to supply 12% of Europe's electricity by 2020. During the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) September 2008 conference in Valencia, Spain, an...
Balancing electrical energy supply and demand
07/11/2008
Renewable energy presents a challenge: how to meet peak demand with increasing reliance on intermittent sources. A new analysis explores storage options to facilitate use of renewables. The challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions has prompted a shift from conventional power stations to...

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