Katarina Vuinac

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DO WE SUFFICIENTLY UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN ACHIEVING CLIMATE GOALS?

The exploitation of various natural materials and their further use in economic production has a great impact on the generation of greenhouse gas emissions. The circular economy has been promoted worldwide as...

Melting of the cryosphere cryosphere – changes and consequences

The cryosphere is the area of our planet where water freezes into snow or ice. The cryosphere is divided into snow, ice, glaciers, ice shelves or icebergs, sea ice and permafrost. Some...

CHAMELEON FACADE – THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

Global warming has prompted researchers around the world to find innovative solutions to make buildings conserve energy as efficiently as possible. One of the solutions is the brightest white paint, which reflects...

Rise in used heavy-duty vehicles a major contributor to pollution, prompting calls for more stringent regulations

While heavy-duty vehicle (HDV) exports represent a modest 3.6 per cent of the global automotive trade's total value, their associated CO2 emissions have surged by over 30 per cent since 2000, with...

Air quality: Council and Parliament strike deal to strengthen standards in the EU

The Council presidency and the European Parliament’s representatives reached a provisional political agreement on a proposal to set EU air quality standards to be attained with the aim of achieving a zero-pollution...

Commission approves up to 6.9 billion euros for the third Important Project of Common European Interest in the hydrogen value chain

The Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a third Important Project of Common European Interest (‘IPCEI') to support hydrogen infrastructure. This IPCEI is expected to boost the supply of renewable...

DEFORESTATION CONTRIBUTES TO INCREASED MERCURY POLLUTION – AFFORESTATION REDUCES IT

The danger of possible contact with mercury is something we have been familiar with since childhood when using old-fashioned thermometers. However, mercury is much more present in our living environment and its...

THERE WON’T BE ENOUGH LITHIUM FOR EVERYONE – ARE SODIUM-ION BATTERIES THE SOLUTION?

Abandoning fossil fuels is part of global efforts to produce electricity efficiently and with as little pollution as possible, which further implies the transition to renewable energy sources. The European Union is actively...

GERMANY AND ALGERIA OPEN A NEW CHAPTER IN THE PRODUCTION OF GREEN HYDROGEN

Germany and Algeria will form a bilateral hydrogen working group, in a bid to cooperate on the production of green hydrogen, which is part of their energy partnership. On the occasion, Dr....

WOODEN WIND TURBINE AS A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE OF WIND ENERGY

Most people are aware that renewable energy plants are being developed to achieve decarbonisation goals, but their energy production does produce emissions. One company has come up with a way to make...

JAPAN – WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHARGERS IS OUT OF SYNC WITH THE NUMBER OF E-VEHICLES?

As Japan aims to become climate-neutral by 2050, the country's transport sector should undergo major changes to achieve the goal. A few years ago, Japan set an ambitious goal to eliminate the...

THE 2023 TREND CONTINUES – JANUARY 2024 WARMEST YET

We had record high temperatures in 2023 and such a trend continues in 2024, with the warmest January on record, announced the EU Copernicus Climate Change Service. Measurements show that this is the...

NUCLEAR POWER PLANT IN FUKUSHIMA LEAKS THOUSANDS OF LITRES OF CONTAMINATED WATER

A technical problem occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Reports say that during the morning check of the plant's valve, the company employee discovered that radioactive water was leaking from...

SERBIA HAS GOOD PREDISPOSITIONS FOR THE USE OF SOLAR ENERGY

Serbia has good predispositions for the use of solar energy, said Jovana Joksimović, Assistant Minister of Mining and Energy in charge of International Cooperation and European Integration, adding that the country's task...

THE EUROPEAN SOLAR INDUSTRY FACING A CHALLENGE – PROPOSED EMERGENCY MEASURES TO PROTECT EU PRODUCERS

The European solar industry could face big losses, if policymakers do not implement urgent measures to protect producers of solar photovoltaic modules in the European Union in the coming period, according to...

CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND BANKING

The circular economy puts an end to the concept of “exploit – produce – use – throw away”. As it usually happens, we became aware of climate change, the incredible amount of...

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