The largest annual conference on European environment policy, ‘Green Week’ (4-7 June), is approaching; it will offer opportunities for debate and exchanges of experience on the topic of air quality/pollution with representatives from the European Commission, NGOS, universities and scientific bodies. “Air quality - taking care of the air we breathe” is available to help journalists cover this topic. It highlights two of the sectors that play a key part in contamination – transport and agriculture – and illustrate the risks, as well as some solutions to reduce polluting emissions.
The Intelligent Energy - Europe programme boosts innovations that increase industrial competitiveness and help cut down energy costs. Reducing energy consumption and stimulating more efficient industrial activity can be fairly simple. New technologies are important but are often believed to be costly and complicated. For this reason, the IEE programme supports projects that help companies identify suitable technologies that pay off quickly and create competitive advantage.