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Industry under the sun
Industry under the sun
Where’s the best place to set up a factory in Europe? Athens , of course! As unexpected as it may seem, the Greek capital ranks first in a special list of 40 regions across the EU , for conditions ideal for the integration of renewable energy, notably solar, in manufacturing activities .
From burden to asset: turning big emitters into energy and flexibility suppliers
From burden to asset: turning big emitters into energy and flexibility suppliers
Steel, cement, chemicals, glass and paper are among the so-called “energy-intensive industries” (EIIs) – these key sectors, together with refineries and minerals,  employ some 3.
Decarbonising Europe’s coal-reliant regions: the challenge of a “just transition”
Decarbonising Europe’s coal-reliant regions: the challenge of a “just transition”
Bulgaria has not had the most auspicious of years in terms of its commitment to a green transition. In January 2023, lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to backtrack on plans for an early phase-out of coal-fired power plants.
Invisible is better: when sustainable solutions blend into the landscape
Invisible is better: when sustainable solutions blend into the landscape
Each year over 3.5 million tourists from all over the world visit Pompeii to admire the ruins left by the eruption of the Vesuvius that, in 79 AD, engulfed it together with the nearby city of Herculaneum.
Mining a rich seam of creativity: how the minerals sector is contributing to climate action
Mining a rich seam of creativity: how the minerals sector is contributing to climate action
Minerals are an indispensable part of modern life, but their extraction and use has shadowed the development of human society for thousands of years.
Circular is better: recyclable buildings to save the planet
Circular is better: recyclable buildings to save the planet
Maguy Soldevila is a former art teacher. Some years ago, she quit the frenzy and the pollution of the French city of Lyon to move into a typical house of the 1960s, in the small village of Sail-sous-Couzan.
Peer-to-peer platforms – Shaping a democratic energy model to boost renewables
Peer-to-peer platforms – Shaping a democratic energy model to boost renewables
Peer-to-peer (P2P) platforms allow energy sharing and trading within a community without the binding mediation of the traditional big utilities.
Climate change fight still makes the EU headlines during the Covid-19 crisis
Climate change fight still makes the EU headlines during the Covid-19 crisis
The economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic should not delay the European Union's ambitious climate change measures. The Commission has confirmed that the work on long-term policy priorities such as the Green Deal is continuing.
Greece is first Balkan country to announce a coal phase-out date. The revolution has already started in Western Macedonia
Greece is first Balkan country to announce a coal phase-out date. The revolution has already started in Western Macedonia
Western Macedonia has grown in the last century mainly due to its coal deposits. Lignite mines and power plants were important local employers. The regional capital, Kozani, is still the leading energy producing area of Greece .