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European Bathing Water Quality in 2017

This report by European Environment Agency gives an overview of the 2017 bathing water quality thereby also indicating where the best quality bathing sites are likely to be found this year. In the 2017 season, almost 22 000 bathing waters were monitored throughout Europe. The report is available from the European Environment Agency website.

Renewable energy in Europe 2017: recent growth and knock-on effects

The EEA report shows that renewables have become a major contributor to the energy transition occurring in many parts of Europe. Growth in renewables continues to bolster climate change mitigation in the EU. The EU-wide share of renewable energy use increased from 15% in 2013 to 16% in 2014. This upward trend continued also in …
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Electric vehicles in Europe

This report provides a non-technical summary of the latest information on electric road vehicles in Europe, including those with hybrid technologies. It focuses upon electric passenger vehicles, explaining the different types that are now available on the market, how each type works, and their respective advantages and disadvantages. Click here to read the report in …
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Renewable Energy in Europe – approximated recent growth and knock-on effects

This report introduces several methods the European Environment Agency (EEA) has developed for assessing and communicating early RES growth and the important knock-on effects that RES growth has on the energy sector and related areas. The report provides specific information at EU and country level on estimated RES progress in 2013, estimated gross avoided carbon …
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Towards a Green Economy in Europe

The European Envirionment Agency has just published the report titled “Towards a Green Economy in Europe: EU environmental policy targets and objectives 2010-2050”. The ‘green economy’ has emerged as a priority in policy debate in recent years. But what does the concept mean in practice and how can decision-makers measure progress towards this strategic goal? …
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Achieving energy efficiency through behaviour change

This report provides a review of available literature on measures targeting consumer behaviour in order to achieve energy savings. It focuses on: Energy efficiency measures and behaviour change; structural factors, such as the impact of liberalisation, energy mix and energy tariff structures; and the rebound effect. The report is available to download from the European Environment …
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Tracking progress towards Kyoto and 2020 targets in Europe

A new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) provides an overview of the progress actually seen in 2008 and 2009 in European countries towards their respective targets under the Kyoto Protocol.  The report shows that a large drop in emissions in 2008 and 2009 has given the EU-15 a head start in reaching or …
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Greenhouse gas emission trends and projections in Europe 2009

The European Environment Agency has published the report, “Greenhouse Gas Emission Trends and Projections in Europe 2009: Tracking Progress Towards Kyoto Targets.” Historic and projected trends of greenhouse gas emissions in Europe are analyzed, based on each country’s greenhouse emissions between 1990 and 2007, as well as their projected emissions during the Kyoto commitment period …
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Europe’s Onshore and Offshore Wind Energy Potential

The European Environment Agency has just launched a new report titled “Europe‘s Onshore and Offshore Wind Energy Potential.” As the European Union has ambitious targets in the field of environment and energy policy, wind resources can play a major role in achieving the European renewable energy targets. The report provides a Europe-wide resource assessment of …
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Key European Environmental Issues Facing Europe

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has just published EEA Signals 2009. It provides snapshot stories on issues of interest both to the environmental policy debate and the wider public for the upcoming year. They address priority issues of climate change, nature and biodiversity, the use of natural resources and health.