#EU

Solar panels a ‘requirement’ on all new EU buildings

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Solar panels are set to become mandatory be on all Europe's new public, commercial buildings, and residential buildings buildings. The European Union wants to boost the rollout of solar energy while also rebuilding Europe’s solar manufacturing industry. As part of the EU's new strategy to dump imports of...

EU sets sights on charging ports

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The European Union has a simple solution to reduce electronic waste and improve consumers mobile experience - a standard and singular charging port for all types of smartphones. Currently, the massively popular iPhone uses a completely different charging system to the ubiquitous USB-C port favoured by the majority...

Household appliances will become easier to repair thanks to EU ‘right to repair’ rules

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Household appliances, like washing machines and tumble dryers, are set to become easier to repair thanks to new standards which are being adopted across the European Union. The rules, which come into force in 2021, means that appliance makers will need to not only make longer-lasting devices but...