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Hidden intentions behind pressure to drop biofuel mandates in the CEE countries

Although the European Union committed to phase out subsidies for fossil fuels by 2020, one spectacular last subsidy is now in the works in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).
In some CEE Member States, governments are now considering suspending, or have already suspended, biofuel blending mandates as a response, suggested by parties unnamed, to the current crisis, a crisis that threatens to reduce demand for liquid fuels to 50%. 

United Kingdom, France and Ireland top new European ranking on tobacco control, while Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg are at the bottom. Top score (UK) is twice as high as lowest one (Germany)

20 February 2020,

Berlin, Germany - The new Tobacco Control Scale, launched today at the 8th European Conference on Tobacco or Health (ECToH), shows United Kingdom, France and Ireland leading the ranking while three countries, Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg continue to disappoint with extremely poor scores. The top score (UK) is twice as high as lowest one (Germany).

European Investment Bank

The role of ethanol in Ireland’s climate action programme

Ethanol achieves high impact reductions in transport carbon emissions overnight

Cuts carbon emissions by 70% compared to petrol in the existing fleet

Has the lowest carbon abatement cost of all alternative fuels

E10 would cut emissions by 150,000 tonnes CO2eq, equivalent to taking out 50,000 cars

At no cost and no loss of revenue to the Exchequer and could save €25m in EU fines

Spitzenwhat: Democratic Legitimacy of the Commission Presidency

IFIEC Europe - International Federation of Industrial Energy Consumers

Time to stop the Brexit madness!

Rue de la Loi between Rond-Point Schuman and Cinquantenaire Park
12:30-14:00 on 20 June 2019

ECI´s contribution on the Revision of the Drinking Water Directive in view of the Trilogues

The European Copper Institute (ECI) strongly supports measures that help to improve the quality of water intended for human consumption. ECI therefore is in favour of EU-wide standards that help understanding and reduce sources of chemical and /or biological contamination in drinking water systems. We see three main topics to be addressed in this context:


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