EU invests in two additional car emissions testing facilities

They will monitor and check compliance of vehicles with the type-approval regulation and the new emissions limits

UAE and Italy ink sustainable development agreement

They have agreed to work together in the fields of climate action and environmental sustainability

Italian firm’s EV charging plans revved up with €115m EU loan

Enel X Mobility aims to install 14,000 chargers by 2022

Eni’s new data centre solar farm completed in Italy

The 3,000-panel system is expected to save approximately 800 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions

Italian insurance giant to divest €2bn from coal

An Italian insurance giant has announced plans to divest €2 billion (£1.6bn) from coal. Generali aims to increase its exposure to green businesses instead, with plans to invest €3.5 billion (£2.9bn) mainly through green bonds and infrastructures. Group CEO Philippe Donnet said: “Protecting the environment and adopting effective actions to tackle climate change are central […]

EU approves Italy’s €4.7bn public support for biofuels

Italy’s plans to provide €4.7 billion (£4.2bn) of public support for advanced biomethane and biofuels have been approved by the European Commission. The scheme, which will run until 2022, supports the production and distribution of second and third-generation biofuels for use in transport. Under the project, producers of advanced biomethane and biofuels receive a premium […]

Rome to ban diesel cars from 2024

Rome plans to ban diesel cars from the city centre from 2024. Mayor Virginia Raggi made the announcement this week as part of the city’s efforts to tackle air pollution. She said: “Climate change is changing our lifestyle habits. Our cities risk being faced with unexpected challenges. “If we want to intervene seriously, we must […]

E.ON begins building 57MW wind farm in Italy

E.ON has begun construction of a 57MW onshore wind farm in Italy. The Morcone project in the Benevento province near Naples will use 19 3MW turbines from Danish component manufacturer Vestas. The energy giant is currently building surrounding roads and laying the foundations for the first wind turbines, with installation of the main structures planned […]

EU greenlights six backup power schemes

The European Commission has approved six schemes for backup electricity to ensure security of supply. It said the power capacity mechanisms in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Poland comply with the rules aimed at preserving competition in the single market. The schemes in Belgium and Germany are for strategic reserves, which keep certain generation […]

Italian firm to roll out carpet recycling plant in US

  An Italian-based firm is investing around $10 million (£7.4m) in its first carpet recycling facility in the US. Aquafil’s plant in Phoenix is said to further enhance its Econyl Regeneration System – which recovers nylon from old carpets, swim suits and fishing nets for use in new products. The Aquafil Carpet Recycling (ACR) #1 […]