Protecting The Sea After Brexit

Protecting The Sea

The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) and its Atlantic Arc and North Sea Commissions have presented what it calls “positive proposals” to Michel Barnier, the European Commission’s Chief Negotiator for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the UK, to limit Brexit’s damaging impact on regions in the Atlantic, the Channel and North…

More control for the mineral wool industry needed?

Сontrol for the mineral wool industry

Concern is growing about the environmental and safety aspects of mineral wool products in the construction industry. The product is an efficient insulation material and affordable. But is it safe? Europe appears to be applying weaker quality and testing standards than the USA; is it time to review controls in the light of the increasing…

Power to Gas

Power to Gas

“Power to Gas” uses renewable or low-carbon electricity to make hydrogen. The electrolysis of water to produce hydrogen and oxygen has existed almost since the “discovery” of electricity, writes Mike Parr. Until the 1950/1960s electrolysis was the key method used to produce hydrogen which is an important feedstock for the production of chemicals such as…

Managing Dangerous Substances

Managing Dangerous Substances

Official launch of the Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2018-19: Manage Dangerous Substances European Week for Safety and Health at Work is actively under way this week with seminars, workshops and events across Europe. Organised every year by OSHA, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work,  the focus of the campaign in 2018 is to…

Environmental and health concerns over mineral wool production spread from the US to Europe

Environmental and health concerns over mineral wool production

As protests grow in the United States over the environmental and health impacts of the production of mineral wool, it seems these concerns are also spreading to Europe.The effects of mineral wool production are increasingly under the spotlight, with a Rockwool plant being built in Romania this year, writes James Wilson. Protests have escalated in…