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Climate Change

Is everyone getting Smart to Smart Cities?

  1. Smart Cities and Horizon 2020?

Smart cities are high on the agenda for the Europe 2020 Initiative which proposes the use of digital and telecommunication technologies within smart cities to increase sustainability and decrease environmental impact. 434 more words

UK Policy

A Syrian tragedy turning into a European tragedy

Gëzim Krasniqi, Fellow at UCL’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies, traces the shifting routes chosen by refugees from Syria—and how the EU’s lack of a coordinated policy has been turning the Syrian tragedy into a European one. 1,084 more words


A Europe obsessed by its borders: The political meaning of senseless migration policies

In recent weeks, Europe’s borders, and the individuals trying to cross them, have rarely been out of the news. Whilst EU member states are struggling to reach agreement on how to deal with the crisis, thousands are moving across Europe in search of asylum.  1,287 more words


Smart Grids Market Summary – France

Bird & Bird continues its series of smart grids market summaries, this time focusing on France. The summary looks at:

  • The market today: including plans to replace 35 million traditional electricity meters with smart meters over the next 6 years.
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EU Policy

Opinion Piece: XCO2's Andy Love on Climate Justice

“I believe that climate change is the biggest human rights issue of the 21st century.”
Mary Robinson, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice… 892 more words


Seven years’ biofuels deliberations teaches us ‘put quality before quantity’

Written by Jos Dings, Policy Team Director at Transport & Environment.

April 2015 will enter history as the month in which the EU reversed course on its energy policies in transport. 526 more words