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12 Jun 2020

Non-Type-Approved E-scooters with Saddle are Illegal

In those member states that allow electric scooters on the road, they are clearly on the rise. With that, the offer of e-scooters with saddle is also growing. However, those vehicles are ticking time bombs since they are completely illegal if non type-approved. LEVA-EU, the trade association for businesses in the light, electric vehicle sector, explains why a saddle makes such a difference.
28 Jan 2020

BESIX Awarded New BOT Contract in Waste-to-Resource Sector in Dubai

BESIX will build and operate for 16.5 years renewable energy production facilities at Al Qusais, Dubai. The Landfill Gas-to-Energy contract was awarded to BESIX by Dubai Municipality.
21 May 2019

Homemade energy gets boost to go mainstream

New rules and initiatives to support communities wanting to produce their own renewable energy could help ordinary people play a key role in the European Union's transition to clean energy. These moves, which include new EU legislation and the rollout of so-called living labs around Europe, look set to bolster people's growing push to get involved in producing clean energy.
20 Dec 2018

Auto industry reacts to deal on CO2 targets for cars and vans

The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association takes note of the final deal on the CO2 regulation for cars and vans, setting targets for the years 2025 and 2030, which was struck by the EU member states and the European Parliament.
14 Nov 2018

Voting on the EU Renewable Energy Directive

The European Parliament voted on 13 November 2018 on the post-2020 EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED II).
29 May 2018

Portugal reaches 100% renewables mark

Portugal produced more power from clean energy sources in March than it actually needed, marking the first time in the 21st century that renewables have topped 100% of its production.
20 Feb 2017

Robots and AI: MEPs call for EU-wide liability rules

EU-wide rules are needed for the fast-evolving field of robotics, e.g. to enforce ethical standards or establish liability for accidents involving driverless cars, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Thursday.
16 Jan 2017

Robots: Legal Affairs Committee calls for EU-wide rules

EU rules for the fast-evolving field of robotics, to settle issues such as compliance with ethical standards and liability for accidents involving driverless cars, should be put forward by the EU Commission.
13 Dec 2016

Energy Storage in Germany: A report from the BVES end-of-year meeting

On Thursday, the 8th December, the members of the German Energy Storage Association (Bundesverband Energiespeicher, BVES) gathered in Berlin to learn about the progress made by the group and get a glimpse of the activities in place for 2017. IDTechEx was invited as a prospective member for the year 2017.
19 Dec 2013

Fly Nano Oy

FlyNano OY in Lahti Finland develops and has flown an ultralight electric single-seater water aircraft intended purely for fun and targeted at ""Warm countries such as Italy, Mediterranean Region, Middle East". It is eye-catching and absolutely unique. Deliberately, there is no windshield, let alone cowl, and so the pilot must wear wet protection and goggles reminiscent of flight one hundred years ago.
2 Jul 2013

EC cuts greenhouse gas emissions from the shipping industry

The European Commission proposed legislation which will require owners of large ships using EU ports to monitor and report the ships' annual carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
5 Oct 2010

East of England charging towards an electric vehicle revolution

Government backs region's major project to install electric vehicle plug-in points