October 2018

Deregistered vehicles, largely diesel cars, at a car recycling plant in Stuttgart, Germany, 01 March 2018. Politicians and economists are now discussing possible consequences after the verdict in Leipzig ruled in favour of a diesel car ban in order to create cleaner air. Photo: Marijan Murat/dpa
Deregistered vehicles, largely diesel ca […]

Air pollution main environmental health hazard in Europe

Around 422,000 premature deaths in 41 European countries were linked to air pollution in 2015.
The clocks of an installation ("Time field") by the artist Klaus Rinke in Duesseldorf, Germany, 24 March 2017. In the night on Sunday, the clocks will be set forward to summer time - from 2:00 to 3:00am. Photo: Federico Gambarini/dpa
The clocks of an installation ("Time fie […]

EU ministers: More time needed on daylight savings reform

Survey to which 4.6 million people responded, revealed 84 per cent of Europeans want to stop moving the clocks by an hour under daylight saving time.
The Co2 treatment plant of the Vattenfall power plant with Co2 separation in Schwarze Pumpe (Brandenburg), taken on 05.09.2013. Since 2008, experts in the pilot plant have been working on the separation of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from flue gas. As a result, the climate killer can be stored underground (Carbon Capture and Storage - CCS technology) or otherwise used. In an interview with dpa, the CEO of VE Technology Research GmbH talks about results and problems. Photo: Arno Burgi / dpa (for dpa interview on 06.09.2013)
The Co2 treatment plant of the Vattenfal […]

EU auditors: Efforts lagging in carbon capture, renewables

EU action to support carbon capture and storage and innovative renewables has not succeeded, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors.