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Pan European Networks: Government

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ENERGY (continued)

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PROFILE:

The Clean Gas Company Ltd. asks if scalable waste-to-energy without subsidy is a dream or a reality

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RENEWABLES

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SWELL POTENTIAL

PEN carries the thoughts of European Commissioner Karmenu Vella as he opened a major international ocean energy conference in Scotland

WAVES OF SUCCESS

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PEN attended the ICOE 2016 conference in Edinburgh and heard from Fergus Ewing MSP on the key plans to harness ocean energy

PROFILE:

Morlais Energy discusses the four critical paths that will ensure their success in the tidal energy arena

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FORCE FUNDY

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At the International Conference on Ocean Energy, PEN heard from Michel P Samson, who articulated Nova Scotia’s marine energy ambitions

ASSESSING GREEN ENERGY

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As the EU seeks to meet its renewable energy objectives, KIC InnoEnergy’s chief technology officer Antoni Martínez provides his

assessment of the continent’s green energy agenda, including the role played by carbon capture and storage, the duties of the

European Commission as well as EU member states, and the importance of innovation and competitiveness

PUSHING SOLAR POWER

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PEN speaks to James Watson, CEO of SolarPower Europe, to discuss the industry ambition of pushing a European renewable future

ENERGY STORAGE

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FUTURE STORAGE

PEN explores the wide-ranging benefits of energy storage with EASE’s Patrick Clerens, and the association’s eagerness for a common definition

PROFILE:

Corac Energy Technologies takes an integrated approach to energy storage and creates resiliency for intermittent renewables

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LI-ION LIVING

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As the market for Li-ion batteries expands, PEN studies the increasing demand for, and provides an insight into, the ‘ultimate battery’

PROFILE:

SolidEnergy Systems discusses its role in the future of lithium batteries and the renaissance of lithium metal

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CARBON CAPTURE & STORAGE

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NOT JUST A TECHNOLOGY

Jonas Helseth, director of Bellona Europa, discusses the role of CCS in meeting Europe’s climate ambitions

PROFILE:

Sustainable Decisions Limited discusses how de-carbonised industrial regions will be essential for addressing climate change

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PROFILE:

The Institute of Energy Technology in Norway outlines a new impulse for CO

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capture, utilisation and storage

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BEYOND WASTE MANAGEMENT

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The circular economy remains a core area of focus, as highlighted by the executive director of the European Environment Agency, Hans Bruyninckx

A EUROPE-WIDE PROBLEM

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The UK’s Soil Association sets out the impact of the degradation of soil and the steps that can be taken to improve soil organic matter

PROFILE:

Novihum is an innovative soil technology for increased food yields, land reclamation and CO

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sequestration

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THE ‘GRAND CHALLENGE’

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LMU Munich’s Professor Dr Dieter Kranzlmüller details the obstacles to realising the advantages presented by environmental computing models

AGRICULTURE

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CAP LEADERSHIP

At the Forum for the Future of Agriculture, Commissioner Phil Hogan outlined how sustainable agriculture is still an essential ambition

GREEN AGRICULTURE FUTURE

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PEN discusses the application of the Sustainable Development Goals in Europe; alongside and the importance of meeting

environmental and public health challenges associated with the food and agriculture systems today with renowned economist,

Professor Jeffrey D Sachs

A BETTER LIFE

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As new proposals relating to welfare standards are announced, PEN details the EU’s efforts to safeguard animals bred for food

NO EXCUSE

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EuropaBio’s director for agricultural biotechnology, Beat Späth, explains the continuing complications regarding the use of GMOs in the EU

PROFILE:

GrainSense has developed the world’s first truly handheld device for grain protein measurement, with market entry in early 2017

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FARMING FUTURE

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With unrest in the Finnish farming sector, PEN investigates the background to the industrial action that took place in Helsinki in

March by speaking to Juha Ruippo, director of the Finnish agriculture office in Brussels at the Central Union of Agricultural Producers

and Forest Owners. He highlights the impact of the Russian embargo and EU membership

ENVIRONMENT

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