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Why EVs Aren't a Climate Change Panacea

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“Electric cars will not save the climate. In Poland and China, for example, an EV would need to be driven 78,700 miles to break-even. Behavioral change is hard How willing are people to break their car dependency and other energy-related behaviors to address climate change?

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Will climate talks bring real progress? Twitter poll results

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Last month, world leaders met in Poland to agree on the next steps in measuring and limiting climate change. Australia, Russia, Saudi Arabia and others meeting on the sidelines to promote burning coal, the leaders reached some agreements on how the Paris Climate Accords will be implemented when it goes into effect in 2020: Each. climate change PollsDespite the U.S.,

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Will climate talks bring real progress? Take our Twitter poll

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Last weekend, climate talks in Poland wrapped up by scraping a length of thorns off the Paris-agreement rose stem. climate change PollsGlobal leaders de-thorned issues as sharp as how nations will measure progress toward reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, whether planting more forests should count, for example, how countries will report on progress, and how those.

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ACEA study finds 100-fold increase in zero-emission trucks needed in EU fleet in 10 years to meet goals

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million trucks, Poland has the largest truck fleet, followed closely by Germany (1,010,742) and Italy (946,393). Around 692,207 buses are in operation throughout the European Union, almost half of which can be found in three countries alone: Poland, Italy and France.

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Devil in the Details: World Leaders Scramble To Salvage and Shape Copenhagens UNFCCC Climate Summit

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With the conclusion of the 14 th Congress in Poznań, Poland a year later and little progress made, member delegates, some of who had been showing signs of pessimism and fatigue in their statements to the press, were left with just four second-level meetings at which to resolve major outstanding differences. ” —Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, introducing his proposal to forgo efforts to establish a binding climate treaty at the Copenhagen climate summit.

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Automakers face big fines in Europe for missing CO2 targets

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As global leaders meet in Poland to hammer out details about how to meet Paris Climate Accord targets, a new study shows that European automakers aren't introducing electric cars nearly fast enough to meet European standards—and the delay could cost them. global warming climate change

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Porsche launches carbon offsetting program for US drivers

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PCNA) has launched Porsche Impact , an online tool that links individual CO 2 emissions to specific climate projects. Impact has been available to customers in Germany, the UK, and Poland since late 2018. Behavior Climate Change EmissionsPorsche Cars North America, Inc. The program is available to US customers after PCNA earlier this year enrolled its own Porsche Experience Center cars and its Porsche Passport subscription fleet.

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India, China, Brazil, Japan, other non-Arctic countries want a voice on Arctic Council; interest in climate change impact and access to resources

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Another six non-Arctic nations sit in as observers today: the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Poland and the Netherlands. Many non-Arctic countries are interested in the Arctic as the “canary in the coal mine” that can teach them about how climate change will impact their own states. Countries such as China, India and Brazil, which have no Arctic territories, are now seeking admission to the Arctic Council as permanent observers.

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EPA rolls back emissions standards on coal plants

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The proposal came on the eve of a climate summit in Poland that started over the weekend where world leaders were set to codify the next steps in. On Thursday, EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a new rule that will allow coal-fired power plants to emit more than 35 percent more global warming pollution than the current law allows.

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Eberspaecher introduces new AC system for hybrid and battery-electric buses in Asia-Pacific

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For clean urban mobility, all-electric bus AC systems from Eberspaecher are already produced in Poland and Mexico to supply the European and American markets. At Prawaas 3.0

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EEA: increase in EU GHG emissions, mostly due to transport, hampers progress towards 2030 targets

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The “Trends and Projections in Europe” package includes an assessment of progress towards the EU’s climate targets, preliminary EU greenhouse gas emissions estimates for 2017, a specific analysis of trends and projections in the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) and briefing summarizing the recent GHG trends and projections in Europe. Poland and France also saw large growth in emissions. Climate Change Emissions Europe Forecasts Policy Regulations

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EU investing €1.8B in 17 large-scale clean tech projects

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The selected projects are located in Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland and Sweden. Another one located in Poland will create an end-to-end carbon capture and storage chain starting from CO? Manufacturing of components for energy storage or renewables production (3 projects): In Poland, a project will create a manufacturing plant of innovative electrochemical battery systems to provide short-term electricity storage.

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Ghosn charged, more ultra-fast chargers, EPA rollbacks: Today's Car News

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As world leaders gather at a climate conference in Poland, the U.S. EPA proposes new looser standards for coal plants. A VW executive says electric cars could spell the end of front-wheel drive. And Electrify America opens its first two 350-kilowatt DC fast chargers a few miles from the Tesla factory. All this and more on Green Car Reports

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JRC: Increased use of renewables results in growing GHG emission savings in the EU; transport contribution only 5%

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from 2009 to 2012, confirming renewables’ potential in climate change mitigation, according to a new report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s in-house science service. Mt CO 2 eq, Poland with 3.08 Renewable energy in Europe for climate change mitigation – Greenhouse gas emission savings due to renewable energy (2009- 12)” JRC Science for Policy Report, EUR 27253 EN doi: 10.2790/941325.

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Global CO2 emissions stalled for the third year in a row

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In the EU, 60% of the CH 4 and N 2 O emissions are emitted by the top six emitting countries: Germany, UK, France, Poland, Italy and Spain. Climate Change EmissionsThe annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO 2 emissions have stalled for the third year in a row.

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QUANTIFY Study Finds GHG Emissions from Global Transport Could Double Their Net Contribution to Warming by 2100

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Transport emissions could double their current relative net contribution to global warming by 2100, according to a new study by researchers at the Oslo-based Centre for International Climate and Environment Research (CICERO) in Norway. The study’s results, presented in the journal Atmospheric Environment , are part of the EU-funded QUANTIFY (Quantifying the climate impact of global and European transport systems) project, which received €8.39

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EC approves second major battery innovation project; €2.9B (US$3.5B) from 12 member states

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The project, called “European Battery Innovation” (EuBatIn) was jointly prepared and notified by Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden.

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Johnson Matthey nickel-rich battery material eLNO to debut at COP26 in two-seater electric race car

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Believed to be the world’s first two-seater electric racer, the car will be revealed at the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland on 31 October. The first facility in Poland is under construction and will be completed in 2022, for commercial production in 2024.

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EC approves up to €5.2B of public support for second IPCEI in the hydrogen value chain

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The project, called “IPCEI Hy2Use” was jointly prepared and notified by thirteen Member States: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden.

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T&E: Electric bus orders in Europe more than doubled to 1,031 units in 2017; ~9% share of new registrations

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The Netherlands, UK, France, Poland and Germany account for more than half the total number of electric buses in Europe (including orders). T&E performed a total cost of ownership calculation that includes external costs on health (air quality and noise) and climate (GHG emissions), including inputs from CE Delft.

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EEA says industrial air pollution cost Europe up to €169 billion in 2009; some 37% attributed to CO2

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Estimating the magnitude of costs associated with future climate change impacts is very uncertain. Countries such as Germany, Poland, the United Kingdom, France and Italy, where a high number of large facilities are located, contribute the most to the total damage costs. The emissions from countries such as Bulgaria, Romania, Estonia, Poland and the Czech Republic are then relatively more important with regard to the damage costs. Climate Change Emissions Europe

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VERBIO launches first cellulosic RNG plant in the USA

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Then we will process up to 100,000 tons of corn stover into renewable natural gas (RNG) every year and make it available for the market as a climate-friendly, renewable biofuel. The Group has approximately 900 employees at its locations in Germany, India, the USA, Canada, Poland, and Hungary.

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JRC Report Concludes Extreme Weather Wont Affect Average Levels of European Crop Output for 2010; Yields Up, Although Acreage Down; Heat and Drought Have Huge Impact on Russia

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Meanwhile, both spring and early summer brought a severe shortage of rain to Belgium, the Czech Republic, northern Germany, Greece, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, eastern Poland and the UK. The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia were hit by floods in the spring. Tags: Climate Change Europe The European Commission says cereal production in 2010 will be close to the average recorded since 2005.

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OPG, GE Hitachi to deploy small modular reactor at Darlington station in Canada

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International bodies, including the International Energy Agency (IEA), have been clear: climate change initiatives will fall short without nuclear power as part of the electricity supply mix. Other countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Poland and Estonia have all expressed interest in building SMRs, and Ontario would be well placed to contribute to the Canadian and international supply chain.

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To Hell With The Grownups. I’m Now With Greta & #FridaysForFuture

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This Is A Generational Battle & This Time The Greatest Generation Is Still In School – But The Climate Strikers Along With The Sunshine Movement & The #GreenNewDeal Are Ready To Kick Your Ass. ” I’ve been trying to motivate them to climate action for a long decade now and I’m fed up with waiting for them to stop up and do the right thing on climate. By early December Great was at the UN Climate Talks in Poland and addressing the attendees.

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European Commission approves up to €5.4B of public support for IPCEI Hy2Tech; 41 hydrogen projects

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The project, called “IPCEI Hy2Tech” was jointly prepared and notified by fifteen Member States: Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain.

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Plug In America joins global alliance

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One of the first joint activities of the Global EV Drivers’ Alliance will be participating in the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26, which will be held in Glasgow in November 2021.

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Number of electric buses in Europe has increased from around 200 to 2,200 in 5 years

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For 2019, Poland-based Solaris claims to have concluded the most contracts for the construction of electric buses. In its ‘Aiming for Zero’ objective, VDL Bus&Coach is building a new, climate-neutral factory in Roeselare (Belgium), where the first buses will be built from the end of 2021 to the beginning of 2022. The industrial buildings will be designed in such a way that only electrically powered buses can be built in a climate-neutral and efficient manner.

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SGH2 building largest green hydrogen production facility in California; gasification of waste into H2

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It not only solves our air quality and climate challenges by producing pollution-free hydrogen. SGH2 is in negotiations to launch similar projects in France, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Poland, Turkey, Russia, China, Brazil, Malaysia and Australia.

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CLEPA study: EV-only approach would lead to the loss of half a million supplier jobs in the EU

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All three scenarios assume accelerated electrification to meet climate goals, with a high market share for electrified vehicles (Battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and full hybrid electric vehicles) by 2030 of more than 50%, almost 80%, and close to 100%, respectively. Technology openness gives industry the needed time to transition, while mitigating the social disruption often coupled with abrupt change, without compromising on climate.

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EEA TERM Report Finds Efficiency Gains of Clean Vehicle Technology Being Offset By Ongoing Increases in Travel

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EEA member countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom. Tags: Climate Change Emissions Europe Policy

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Volkswagen striving to make production of the electric ID. carbon-neutral

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Currently unavoidable CO 2 emissions are offset by investments in certified climate protection projects elsewhere. and is setting up a production facility in Poland for this purpose. Apart from climate protection, compliance with social standards also plays a central role for Volkswagen when it comes to resource requirements - especially in the responsible mining of E raw materials such as lithium and cobalt.

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EEA report finds more action needed to protect Europe’s most vulnerable citizens from air pollution, noise and extreme temperatures

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Eastern European regions (including Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria) and regions in southern Europe (including Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece), where incomes and education are lower and unemployment rates higher than European averages, were more exposed to air pollutants including particulate matter (PM) and ground level ozone (O 3 ). Climate change adaptation helps to prepare for increasingly frequent and extreme heatwaves.

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Study: air pollution causes 800,000 extra deaths a year in Europe and 8.8 million worldwide

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years); 150 in Poland (reduction in life expectancy of 2.8 When we use clean, renewable energy, we are not just fulfilling the Paris Agreement to mitigate the effects of climate change, we could also reduce air pollution-related death rates in Europe by up to 55%. Air pollution could be causing double the number of excess deaths a year in Europe than has been estimated previously, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal.

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BNEF: global investment in energy transition hit $500B in 2020; $139B on EVs and infrastructure

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We need to be talking about trillions per year if we are to meet climate goals. Other markets seeing $3 billion-plus totals included Taiwan, Australia, South Korea, Poland, Chile, Turkey and Sweden.

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EEA Report: Trends in European Transport Are Heading in the Wrong Direction

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EEA member countries include: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom. Tags: Climate Change Emissions Europe Market Background Policy Indexed European transport sector greenhouse gas emissions, 1990-2006.

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MIT study finds real-world NOx from diesels cars in Europe greatly exceeds laboratory levels; transboundary emissions cause 70% of health impacts

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It’s a case where diesel has probably been beneficial in terms of climate impacts, but it’s come at the cost of human health. That is, some countries, such as Poland and Switzerland, produced very little NO x emissions and yet experienced a disproportionate number of premature deaths from excess emissions originating in other countries.

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Is Europe’s Nuclear Phaseout Starting to Phase Out?

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says Darragh Conway , a climate policy expert at Climate Focus in Amsterdam. Poland has begun forging ahead with French-backed plans to build a half dozen nuclear reactors by 2043.

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New method for the precise analysis of the composition of secondary organic aerosols in PM

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Researchers in Poland have developed a new precise method for the chemical analysis of secondary organic aerosol (SOA)—an important yet not fully characterized constituent of atmospheric particulate matter. Consequently, SOA particles are complex mixtures of organic and inorganic compounds that have a negative impact on human health, influence the biosphere and take part in climate change.

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Mercedes-Benz Cars plants in Germany to be supplied with CO2-neutral energy from 2022

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The preparations for exclusively green electricity for a climate-friendly production in Europe are already well advanced. In Jawor (Poland), a new CO 2 -neutral engine plant is being built. In Germany, all Mercedes-Benz plants will be supplied with CO 2 -neutral energy. From 2022, the production of our Mercedes-Benz plants in Germany will operate CO 2 -neutral. Thereby, we completely forego coal-based electricity and obtain our electrical energy from only renewable sources.

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Ford Car Buying Trends 2015 shows increasing demand for semi-autonomous driving technologies in Europe

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SYNC 2 can enable drivers to talk to their car using simple, conversational language to operate phone, entertainment, climate and navigation systems, even bringing up a list of local restaurants by saying: “I’m hungry”. In Greece that rose to 97%, and in Ireland to 96%, followed by Poland (95%). European drivers are showing an increasing appetite for semi-autonomous driving technologies, according to a new Ford Motor Company study on buying trends in Europe.

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16 National Hydrogen Associations Submit Statement to UNFCC Highlighting Hydrogens Potential Contribution to Curbing GHG Emissions

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A coalition of 16 national hydrogen associations from around the world recently issued a joint statement addressed to Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework on Climate Change, asserting that hydrogen technologies could help to curb global greenhouse gas emissions. Poland: Polish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association.

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EC awards €1.2B from NER300 “Robin Hood” mechanism for 23 renewable energy projects; 5 advanced biofuel projects targeted for €516.8M

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This year Christmas has come early—today’s decision is a major milestone in EU climate policy. —Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard. winowice project in Poland will receive a maximum of €30.9 The European Commission awarded more than €1.2 billion (US$1.6 billion) funding to 23 highly renewable energy demonstration projects—including five advanced biofuels projects with maximum combined funding of €516.8

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