Glass industry calls for urgent and robust EU support measures for the glass sector to face the on-going energy crisis

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Glass industry calls for urgent and robust EU support measures for the glass sector to face the on-going energy crisis

Glass industry calls for urgent and robust EU support measures for the glass sector to face the on-going energy crisis The European glass industry is an innovative and highly strategic sector from which the EU benefits greatly. Glass products have a crucial societal contribution insofar as they are feeding important value chains (energy, building, transport,

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Industrial Emissions Directive revision and E-PRTR recast: Glass industry’s views

  Industrial Emissions Directive revision and E-PRTR recast: Glass industry’s views The European glass industry is an innovative and highly strategic sector from which the EU benefits greatly. Glass Alliance Europe supports the EU Green Deal and actively pursues pathways to reduce emissions. Glass products have a crucial societal contribution insofar as they are feeding

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Revision of the Construction Products Regulation

Revision of the Construction Products Regulation A well-guided proposal requiring adaptations to become workable and an effective driver of sustainability and digitalisation in construction Glass for Europe welcomes the European Commission’s (EC) proposal for a revision of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), COM (2022) 144 final. As the EU trade association representing Europe’s building glass

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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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Revising the weight policy of Heavy Goods Vehicles

February 2022 Revising the weight policy of Heavy Goods Vehicles Improvements needed in the Directive 96/53/EC Directive 96/53/EC[1] specifies the maximum dimensions and weights of national and international heavy goods vehicles (HGV) circulating between Member States. It provides for minimum harmonisation and requests Member States to allow vehicles with a weight of up to 40

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EU Green Deal – Revision of the Energy Taxation Directive

October 2021 EU Green Deal – Revision of the Energy Taxation Directive Joint industry position Policy Amendment Request: Keep mineralogical processes outside the scope of the Energy Taxation Directive, by including them in the list of exemptions to which the Directive shall not apply, as per Article 3.1 (b). We, the undersigned associations acknowledge the

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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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