A revised End-of-life Vehicles Directive that supports greater recycling of automotive glazing

Environment Archives - Glass for Europe

Continuous energy supply is essential for the flat glass industry

March 2022 Continuous energy supply is essential for the flat glass industry This paper intends to inform policymakers on the necessity of continuous supply of energy, in particular natural gas and electricity, for the proper functioning and safety of flat glass manufacturing installations. The glass industry is singular in this respect as glass melting installations

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The Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism needs careful design to preserve Europe’s industries and value chains

January 2022 The Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism needs careful design to preserve Europe’s industries and value The European flat glass sector takes as its role to produce the materials essential for renovating Europe’s buildings, for supporting the clean mobility transition and for increasing the share of renewable solar energy in Europe. While already providing net

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A cautiously upgraded EU ETS Directive

A CAUTIOUSLY UPGRADED EU ETS DIRECTIVE The European flat glass sector takes as its role to produce the materials essential for renovating Europe’s buildings, for supporting the clean mobility transition and for increasing the share of renewable solar energy in Europe. While already providing net carbon-avoidance products, the flat glass sector is looking into ways

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An EU ETS mechanism for buildings and transport

An EU ETS mechanism for buildings and transport It is Glass for Europe’s conviction that to achieve the ambitious target on CO2 emission reduction of minus 55% by 2030 as proposed by the European Commission[1], drastic cuts in CO2 emissions from the building sector will be needed in Europe. Swift actions are needed today in

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Sustainable finance – EU classification system for green investments

December 2020 Glass for Europe’s comments to Sustainable finance – EU classification system for green investments   The European flat glass sector takes it as its role to produce the materials essential for conducting energy-efficient renovations of buildings, for supporting clean mobility with lighter and thermally efficient automotive glazing and for increasing the share of

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From sand to flat glass

From sand to flat glass Sustainable sourcing of high-quality sand for industrial use Europe’s flat glass is characterized by its strong local roots: from raw materials to production, transformation, installation and end-of-life management, it provides economic activity and jobs across Europe. It is estimated that 90% of the raw material used to produce Europe’s flat

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Hot hold operations in the flat glass sector

‘Hot hold’ operations in the flat glass sector An exceptional yet essential option to cease production and preserve the industrial equipment   This paper intends to inform policymakers on the rationale and implications when flat glass manufacturers decide to switch a flat glass melting plant into ‘hot-hold’. While having recourse to this industrial option is exceptional,

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Contribution to the revision of the ETS State aid guidelines

Contribution to the revision of the ETS State aid guidelines On 14 January 2020, the European Commission released a public consultation on draft EU guidelines on certain State aid measures in the context of the greenhouse gas emission allowance trading scheme, hereinafter the ‘draft ETS State aid guidelines’. The consultation suggests an approach for the

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Position paper on the proposed new Climate Law

Position paper on the proposed new Climate Law The first step towards carbon neutrality Glass for Europe, the trade association of Europe’s flat glass sector, welcomes the proposal from the European Commission to enshrine in law the objective for the EU to achieve climate-neutrality by 2050. The flat glass sector has embraced the climate neutrality

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Flat Glass in Climate-Neutral Europe

The flat glass sector is indispensable to the massive decarbonisation of the building, transport and energy sectors, which represent the lion’s share of Europe’s CO2 emissions. Flat glass manufacturing is also an energy-intensive activity. The sector takes it as its duty to reduce its own CO2 emissions, which represents a significant challenge in moving towards

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