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Belgium quits coal power with Langerlo plant closure

It is the end of an era for a dirty fuel that accounted for 27% of the country’s electricity generation in 1994.
"a significant step in the inevitable transition away from fossil fuels"
- Joanna Flisowska, CAN Europe campaigner

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Belgium quits coal power with Langerlo plant closure

Source: Climate Change News, Mon April 11, 2016
It is the end of an era for a dirty fuel that accounted for 27% of the country’s electricity generation in 1994.

EU seeks to crack down on shark finning

Source: AFP, Tue March 20, 2012
The European Union endorsed tighter shark fishing rules on Monday to ensure fishermen respect a ban on slicing off the fins of their catches and throwing the live body overboard to drown.

Belgian Company Leads the Way In Landfill Mining

Source: Triple Pundit, Sun September 18, 2011
Landfill mining is a rapidly growing area of waste management that is proving to be extremely profitable.

EU eyes fish quota shake-up to replenish stocks

Source: AFP, Fri April 22, 2011
The European Commission wants to replenish EU fish stocks within four years by introducing national quota trading in moves already upsetting key fishing states in France and Spain.

EU proposes ban on detergent phosphates

Source: UPI, Fri November 05, 2010
A European-wide ban on phosphates in laundry detergents would bring holistic improvements to water quality in the European Union, the EU government said.

No cloned steaks on EU plates

Source: AFP, Fri October 22, 2010
The European Union on Tuesday announced plans for a five-year ban on animal cloning for food production as well as a traceability system for imports of semen and embryos of clones.

Wind power can prevent climate change: study

Source: The Hindu, Mon November 03, 2008
Belgium, Brussels - Wind power could produce 12 per cent of the world's energy needs and prevent 10 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions within 12 years, according to a report.

Architects’ Home and Office is Less Than Eight Feet Wide

Source: TreeHugger.com, Thu May 15, 2008
Antwerp, Belgium - So often the space between buildings is just wasted, a source of heat loss and little else.

Airline flies slower to cut costs

Source: BBC, Fri April 25, 2008
Brussels, Belgium - Belgium's Brussels Airlines has announced it is slowing speeds and reducing weight on some of its aircraft in order to reduce fuel costs.

Portugal finds a power niche in the sun

Source: MSNBC, Thu March 20, 2008
Amareleja, Portugal - Broad fields of giant solar panels as big as houses tilt toward the sun in this torrid patch of the Iberian peninsula.

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