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Çanakkale solar plant feeds national electricity grid

A businessman in the western province of Çanakkale has installed a solar power plant on the roof of a factory and started selling electricity worth 100,000 Turkish Liras (nearly $17,000) to the state monthly.

Ali Polat first installed a solar energy system on the roof of his bakery products factory to produce 200 kilowatts of electricity per month in 2013.

10 Million Tonnes of Recycled Plastic Will Be Used for the Production of New Products by 2025

More than 100 public and private sector partners operating throughout the plastic value chain will sign the Alliance's Declaration on the Circular Use of Plastics (Circular Plastics Alliance), which promotes voluntary action to support a well-functioning EU recycled plastics market .

Indonesia Declares a Trade War to the European Union

Indonesia, which is the largest producer of palm oil, plans to raise the import duties on dairy products from EU countries to 8-18 percent.

The intention of raising the tariffs was announced by the Minister of Commerce of the Asian country Enggartiasto Lukita. The measure is in response to the Union's plan to impose similar duties on Indonesian palm oil biodiesel, he added.

Empowerment of Consumers Drives Changes in Energy Markets

Dr. Nevenka Hrovatin, Professor of Economics at University of Ljubljana's Faculty of Economics, reveals the main challenges in energy markets and highlights the best practices from both Slovenia and the region while emphasizing that Slovenia should increase its ambition in the heating and cooling sector.

Researchers Will Have an Access to More New Laboratories in the EU

Researchers from across Europe will now have even more opportunities to use the Joint Research Centre's state-of-the-art facilities: after a first round of the open access initiative, in which nearly 100 eligible proposals were received from 92 research institutions, further laboratories of the Commission's in-house science and knowledge service are now available to external scientists.

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