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    01 | 12 | 15
    Business Community Calls for a 40% Energy Efficiency Target in the Energy Union Report
    Energy and renewables
    policy, energy efficiency, EU
    The energy efficiency business community stands ready to offer its support and urges the European Parliament to find an agreement, on the Energy Union report due to be voted in Plenary on 15 December.
    16 | 11 | 15
    Our Metals Future: Providing the European Metals Industry’s Sustainability Vision for 2050
    Energy and renewables
    EU, sustainability , policy
    The EU is committed to cutting at least 80% of Europe’s carbon emissions by 2050, and the European metals industry is committed to help.
    06 | 11 | 15
    ECI Inputs into the Public Consultation on the Evaluation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)
    Electrical systems, Energy and renewables
    building, EU, policy
    We are on course towards energy-efficient buildings, but only at a slow rate because the EPBD mandatory measures essentially only apply to new build or major renovations.
    07 | 10 | 15
    ECI Inputs into the Public Consultation on a New Energy Market Design
    Energy and renewables
    EU, policy, public, regulation
    The consultation on a new market design represents an opportunity for the EU to embark on a course to increase the weight of demand in the power system.
    23 | 07 | 15
    Call for A New Energy Market Design for an Energy Union that Delivers on Demand Side Flexibility and Efficiency First
    Economy, energy efficiency, EU, policy, regulation
    Actors from Europe’s energy sector from green NGOs, cities, industries - including ECI -and consumer groups, led by E3G, addressed Vice President Šefčovič and Commissioner Cañete on the Market Design Initiative.
    12 | 06 | 15
    Industry and Regulators Discuss Materials and Products in Contact with Drinking Water
    Pipe systems
    drinking water, EU, policy
    Policy makers from the EC DG Environment and DG Grow, Member State national health authorities and water industry representatives discussed a way forward, on the European regulatory framework covering materials and products in contact with drinking water.
    08 | 06 | 15
    Models to Assess Environmental Impact of Copper Presented at SETAC
    EU, policy, science, scientist
    Recent research on copper in water, soil and sediments presented under the theme “Environmental protection in a multi-stressed world: challenges for science, industry and regulators”.
    02 | 06 | 15
    No Human Health Hazards for Copper Oxide, Powder and Massives
    policy, regulator, regulation, EU
    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has published the Screening Initial Assessment Profile (SIAP) for copper in its online Existing Chemicals Database.
    01 | 06 | 15
    EU Adopts Regulation on REACH Restrictions on Lead in Consumer Items
    alloys, brass, EU, policy, public, regulation
    The European Commission has adopted and published in its Official Journal the REACH Restriction on lead in consumer items that may “during normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use, be placed in the mouth by children”.
    11 | 05 | 15
    ‘Energy Efficiency First’: Getting the Priorities Right for the Energy Union
    Energy and renewables
    efficacy, energy efficiency, environment, EU, policy
    The Coalition for Energy Savings believes that ‘Energy Efficiency First’ should be the guiding principle to redress the historic bias towards prioritising increasing supply over saving energy.
    05 | 05 | 15
    Eurometaux Releases Video on Metals Environmental Quality Standards
    Industrial
    environment, EU, policy, regulation, science, standards
    The video demonstrates the principles of metals bioavailability and how this can be used to calculate site-specific environmental quality standards,
    01 | 04 | 15
    Using the Flexibility Potential in Energy Intensive Industries to Facilitate Further Grid Integration of Variable Renewable Energy Sources
    Electrical systems
    electrical, electricity generation, EU, initiative, policy, renewable energy source, renewables
    Within the IndustRE project, the electricity-intensive industries of Europe work closely with the renewable energy sector in order to promote innovative business models and regulatory improvements that create win-win situations.
    24 | 02 | 15
    European Industrial Sectors Call for Putting Energy Efficiency at the Heart of the Energy Union
    Energy and renewables
    energy efficiency, policy, EU
    The Energy Efficiency Industrial Forum (EEIF) welcomes the discussion on the emerging Energy Union and takes this opportunity to present key asks that should be accommodated while framing the Energy Union concept.
    23 | 02 | 15
    Stakeholders Call for “Energy Efficiency first” in Energy Union
    Electrical systems
    policy, energy efficiency, EU
    Following the statement from Commissioner for climate and energy Miguel Arias Cañete on ‘efficiency first’ as an ‘abiding motto’ for the EU, the energy efficiency community has been promoting the concept further.
    02 | 02 | 15
    Time to Walk the Talk on Energy Efficiency with Strong Governance
    Energy and renewables, Electrical systems
    energy efficiency, EU, policy
    The Coalition for Energy Savings has published a position paper on the Energy Union, calling on the EU to enshrine a strong governance mechanism in legislation in order to strengthen legitimacy and acceptance, improve transparency and ensure accountability.
    15 | 12 | 14
    ECI publishes Position Paper on Ecodesign for Power Cables in Indoor Electrical Installations
    Energy and renewables, Electrical systems, Design and manufacture
    cables, durability, EU, initiative, policy, reduce emissions, regulation
    ECI advocates for a cable-sizing regulation and supports the European Commission’s efforts to formulate the best regulatory approach.
    03 | 12 | 14
    Eurometaux releases Call for Action to EU Policy Makers
    communications, EU, policy, sustainability
    The Call for Action recommends four areas where new EU policy makers can take action to strengthen the recovery of Europe’s non-ferrous metals industry, and facilitate our contribution to a sustainable society.
    25 | 11 | 14
    Supporting the Global Copper Industry in Meeting its Obligations towards the International Maritime Organization
    Industrial
    environment, health, Industry, policy
    ECI is now managing a Phase II project to support the industry in meeting its obligations under the IMO’s IMSBC requirements regarding Materials Hazardous in Bulk (MHB). These impose additional requirements on the reporting, by shippers, of physico-chemical hazards and the human health hazards for workers during the loading, shipping and unloading of materials classified as MHB. Such a classification will increase the required level of risk management measures to ensure maritime safety.
    21 | 10 | 14
    ECI Calls for a Clear Agreement in Support of the Proposed 2030 Interconnection Target at the European Council this Week
    Electrical systems
    policy, energy efficiency, electricity generation, EU, demand
    ECI signs the letter to the heads of governments asking for a strong framework for developing interconnection at the European Council meeting on 23 and 24 October 2014, including a new electricity interconnection target for 2030.
    28 | 09 | 14
    Are Binding EU Targets Required to Capture the Benefits Available from Energy Efficiency ?
    Energy and renewables, Electrical systems
    public, policy, energy efficiency, electric conductivity, efficacy, EU
    ECI believes that an ambitious and binding energy efficiency target will support investment, create jobs and help achieve EU CO2 savings goals.
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