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EU calls for greater enforcement powers in wake of VW dieselgate scandal

The European Commission wants to fine carmakers up to €30,000 for rigged vehicles, carry out roadside spot checks and make emissions testing labs independent of the industry

EU money for clean energy transition is being spent on fossil fuels, says report

Environmental pressure groups criticise 9 member states in central and eastern Europe for using EU regional funding to prop up existing fossil fuel systems, rather than to tackle climate change

European power suppliers boost R&D investment

Electricity companies across Europe are increasing research budgets and beginning to finance incubators and accelerators, and to invest in innovative start-ups

We are close to breaking the carbon budget, but there are some reasons for optimism

Humans cannot release much more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere without triggering catastrophic climate change. This makes the argument for funding research into new renewable technologies more persuasive than ever, says Richard Templer

How European research and innovation can help to address climate change

As climate talks convene in Paris, research stands ready to make a greater contribution to addressing this challenge, says Luke Georghiou. However, it must be properly integrated into a broader approach, he tells the Science|Business Annual Summit in Barcelona

Distance no object: creating an edgy research agenda will get you noticed

At two hours from Lisbon by plane, Madeira is looked upon as something of an innovation backwater. We’re gathering a team of researchers that will challenge the perception, says Nuno Nunes, a researcher with a penchant for subversive and surprising technology

Energy Archive
EU calls for greater enforcement powers in wake of VW dieselgate scandal
The European Commission wants to fine carmakers up to €30,000 for rigged vehicles, carry out roadside spot checks and make emissions...
EU money for clean energy transition is being spent on fossil fuels, says report
Environmental pressure groups criticise 9 member states in central and eastern Europe for using EU regional funding to prop up existing...
European power suppliers boost R&D investment
Electricity companies across Europe are increasing research budgets and beginning to finance incubators and accelerators, and to invest in innovative start-ups...
‘Remember, it took the world 120 years to make an efficient diesel engine’
Science|Business talks to Bert De Colvenaer, the man working to make hydrogen fuel cell technology widely available and affordable in Europe...
We are close to breaking the carbon budget, but there are some reasons for optimism
Humans cannot release much more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere without triggering catastrophic climate change. This makes the argument for funding...
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Imperial research to help in nuclear clean-up at Fukushima

An Imperial team is carrying out research to help with the clean-up of nuclear waste following the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan.

New partnerships for ‘low carbon cities’ in the UK and China

Researchers from UK and Chinese universities, including the University of Cambridge, are collaborating on four new projects to work towards achieving low carbon cities in the UK and China. The projects were announced as Chinese President, Xi Jinping visited the UK this week.

More biofuel, using less land

GlobalYeast, KU Leuven

Horizon 2020 Special Coverage
Unlocking the value of Personalised Healthcare in Europe
This new study shows ICT investments could cut healthcare costs for key ailments by more than 35%.
Bigger and Simpler: A short guide to the EU's €80 billion Horizon 2020 programme
A two-year political fight formally began in Brussels on 30 November with the publication of the European Commission's plan for Horizon 2020, its omnibus R&D programme. It promises less red tape, broader benefits, and more jobs and economic growth.
Biofuels: The Next Generation
Key ideas and recommendations to accelerate the deployment of sustainable biofuels have emerged at the second in a series of three high-level academic policy debates on the energy R&D challenge, The Energy Difference
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