Essen officially becomes European Green Capital for 2017

The town of Essen in Germany has officially become the European Green Capital for 2017. In a ceremony on Saturday, Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, handed over the title from Ljubljana. The European Green Capital Award rewards efforts and commitment to improving the urban environment and boosting awareness of the […]

Essen wins European Green Capital 2017 award

Essen has won the European Green Capital Award for 2017. The EU Commission chose the German city for its “exemplary” practices in protecting and enhancing nature and biodiversity. Essen’s efforts to reduce water consumption with multi-functional green areas which are used for rainwater management, flood prevention and groundwater recharge “caught the attention of the jury”, stated […]

Blog: A quint-Essen-tially German approach to energy?

No matter what country you’re in, energy is and always will be big business. But for Germans when it comes to energy, they REALLY mean business. That’s massively apparent when it comes to the huge trade fairs like eWorld, which I flew back from this week. The largest energy fair in Europe, it’s held in […]