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EU greenhouse gas emissions at lowest level since 1990

European Union (EU) greenhouse gas emissions continued to decrease in 2014, with a 4.1% reduction in emissions to 24.4% below 1990 levels, according to the EU’s annual inventory published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). "It is positive that Europe has been able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions substantially since 1990. It is an important step towards reaching our 2030 and 2050...

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Towards clean and smart mobility

Transport plays a critical role in the way we live. Our food, clothes and household waste all need to be transported, contributing to our economy and quality of life. But the increasing use of planes, cars and other fossil-fuel dependent modes of transport is causing more pollution, putting at risk our environment and health. The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) Signals 2016 explores how...

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EU-China agree to boost energy cooperation

The EU and China have agreed to strengthen their energy cooperation up to 2020. In the margins of the G20 energy ministerial meeting in Beijing, the European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete, and Nur Bekri, Director of the Chinese National Energy Administration agreed on a EU-China Energy Roadmap , where both parties committed to tackle common energy and climate...

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Visit in RWTH Aachen

During a trip in Germany, a group of members of the Catalan Engineers Association (Col-legi d’Enginyers Industrials de Catalunya) had the opportunity to visit the University of Aachen, “Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH Aachen)”, one of the most important technical universities in Germany. The visit started meeting the director of the International Office, Dr Dieter...

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Catalan Professional Meeting in Stuttgart

Event for Catalans and Catalonia interested people Tuesday 7th JuneHaus der Wirtschaft - Studio B, Stutgart   SEE MORE  

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Energy efficiency in the Paris region: Pullovers for old condos

The Investment Plan for Europe helps Énergies POSIT’IF renovate thousands of condominiums in the Paris region. If you’ve ever had neighbours who just couldn’t get along, spare a thought for José Lopez. He has 3600 of them, and it’s his job to bring them together. Lopez is president of Énergies POSIT’IF, a public-private company that aims to make condominium buildings in the Île-de-France region...

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Approved projects from the EU bank

Go to this link to see the latest projects set to receive finance from the EU bank. The list you will find contains the projects submitted to the EIB for financing purposes.  Only projects covered by the EIB's transparency policy are included. The list will be updated as the identification and appraisal work for each project progresses. Take a look to the projects Source: http://www.eib.org/

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Is Industry 4.0 the 4th Industrial Revolution?

The etymology of the word manufacturing comes from the latin manu + factura and literally means “a working made by hand”, a human hand. As language evolves with the events of history and changes in the society, the meaning of manufacturing is getting reshaped by the new technologies that influence our way of “make a work”. The first industrial revolution started in Britain around the 1760s,...

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Chinese bridges

Possessing an effective communications system was without doubt one of the main concerns of all Chinese emperors. The first Chinese empire was based on a well-organized army and tight  control of the population. However, the measures taken as the basis of the empire included the unification and standardization of the systems of writing, coinage, weights and measures, and the length of cart axles...

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International Taxation 3.0

The international tax scenario has undergone radical changes in recent years. Countless news items and examples point to the fact that most countries are fed up of continuously losing revenues to tax havens. The old practices for international tax advice used until recently, amounting to what we might term 'international tax evasion', have become completely obsolete. Setting up a company in a...

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