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20.12.12

Climate action: Commission awards EUR 1.2 billion to kick-start 23 innovative renewable energy projects

The European Commission today awarded over €1.2 billion funding to 23 highly innovative renewable energy demonstration projects under the first call for proposals for the so-called NER300 funding programme. Projects will be co-financed with r...

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12.12.12

Copernicus: new name for European Earth Observation Programme

Copernicus is the new name of the European Commission’s Earth Observation Programme, previously known as GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security). The new name was announced today by Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani duri...

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12.10.12

Study on the Delivery of Ship-generated Waste and Cargo Residues to Port Reception Facilities in EU Ports

The final report of the study on the Delivery of Ship-generated Waste and Cargo Residues to Port Reception Facilities in EU Ports has just been published online. This study, carried out by consultants following a public tender, is bas...

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20.09.12

Transport and Innovation: Commission pushes to accelerate development and market uptake of new transport technologies

The European Commission launches today an initiative to coordinate and focus European research and innovation in transport. The aim is to speed up the deployment of new transport means and solutions to achieve a competitive and affordable European...

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14.09.12

Statement by Environment Commissioner Janez Poto─Źnik welcoming European Parliament's agreement on sulphur content in marine fuels

I welcome the adoption today, by a very large majority of the European Parliament, of the amendment to Directive 1999/32 on sulphur content in marine liquid fuels.  The multiple benefits are obvious: improved air quality and cl...

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