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Pan European Networks: Government

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www.paneuropeannetworks.com

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ENERGY (continued)

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CIRCULAR ECONOMY

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A STEP FURTHER

Senior policy analyst Dr Ben Allen outlines the advantages of moving towards a circular bioeconomy in Europe

ACCELERATING THE BIOECONOMY

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The bioeconomy holds great promise, and the BBI JU is in place to ensure such promise is realised, as Philippe Mengal told PEN

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The FORBIO project provides the necessary knowhow for a climate-neutral and resource-efficient forest bioeconomy

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FAILURE TO DELIVER?

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Following the publication of the revised Circular Economy Package in December, Pieter De Pous of the European Environment

Bureau shares his thoughts on the European Commission’s ‘ambitious’ new strategy. He details the importance of the circular economy

concept, the responsibility of citizens and businesses, and the role of regulations and standards

MAN & THE ENVIRONMENT

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THE FLOODING CHALLENGE

The UK Government is reacting to the flooding that hit the country in late 2015, as DEFRA told Pan European Networks

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KISTERS AG writes on the various software solutions available for managing the challenges of climate change

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AN UNLIKELY TRIO

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For the first time, wild horses, wisents and aurochs are living in one Nature reserve, located in the Czech Republic

THE FUTURE OF FARMING

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Speaking to PEN, Tom MacMillan outlined how the Duchy Future Farming Programme is inspiring new approaches to agricultural R&D

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The Environmental Soil Science Group asks if we are doing the right thing to avoid soil degradation in post-fire environments

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INNOVATION IN UTILITIES

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Highlighting the potential of robotics, Pan European Networks explores innovation around the utilities sector

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ULC Robotics discusses the importance of embracing new technologies to maintain assets for a reliable future

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GAS ROBOTICS

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With cities focused on smart solutions for all aspects of urban life, robotics could revolutionise the way gas pipes are maintained

GENERATING POTENTIAL

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PEN investigates the European Commission’s support for the wind energy sector, carrying the thoughts of Vice-President Maroš Šefcˇovicˇ

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TRACTO-TECHNIK GmbH & Co. KG outlines why the city of the future will be ‘trenchless’

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FROM WATT TO JOULE

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Denmark’s strength in wind energy is detailed by the chief executive of the Danish Wind Industry Association, Jan Hylleberg. Writing

for PEN, he provides an insight into the country’s industry as well as present developments, in addition to outlining the critical

importance of the EU’s Energy Union strategy and overcoming faults in the electricity market

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Connected Wind Services A/S discusses comprehensive and flexible maintenance for wind turbine operators

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The first-of-a-kind floating multi-turbine platform is being developed by Swedish design and engineering house Hexicon AB

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THE GLOBAL CCS LEADER?

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The Global CCS Institute argues how Europe can lead the world on the rollout of CCS technology

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Dr Ward Goldthorpe from The Crown Estate discusses what the COP21 Paris Agreement means for CCS in Europe

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A GREENER GRID?

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Renewables Grid Initiative board member Dr Ivan Scrase explains how the organisation is engaged in the effect that grid planning

has on the environment. He makes the case for the better protection of Nature, discusses steps taken at the national level, explores the

impact of the EU’s energy policy goals, and considers action from a supranational approach

TAKING THINGS UNDERGROUND

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Enabling the future European grid is set to require the collaboration of numerous sectors. Writing for PEN, Dr Volker Wendt, director of public

affairs at Europacable, outlines the importance of underground cables in securing the future of European electricity grids, and details how the

continent needs to further develop its electricity grid infrastructure

SOLAR’S BIG MOMENT

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COP21 and the Paris Climate Agreement have opened the way to a new era for climate action. Here, Dr James Watson

and Kristina Thoring from SolarPower Europe comment on the outcome of the discussions in Paris, the contribution

that solar power can make, and the outlook for the sector

ENVIRONMENT

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