Orgalime Blog

The WEEE Directive took another step forward in the recast process with the European Parliament’s adoption of its first reading report. The result leaves European engineering companies with mixed feelings and the jury is still out on whether the glass is half full or half empty. Said Orgalime Director General Adrian Harris: “As usual, there… » read more

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In order to be innovative, one has to invest in Research and Development. This area is what keeps European engineering companies ahead of their competitors. Europe therefore needs to be a ‘welcome’ place to invest. Orgalime will be present (together with their Belgian member, Agoria) at the European Industrial Technologies conference being held at Tour… » read more

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Orgalime believe in the key role that manufacturing industry plays as a driver of Europe’s economy, both through the direct jobs that companies provide and indirectly throughout their supply chains, including not least the services industry. Our manifesto, ‘Maufacturing Matters’ serves not only the European Institutions but anyone who believes that industry counts. In this… » read more

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In view of the further proceedings in the European Parliament, Orgalime submits its initial comments and proposals on the draft report of Rapporteur, Mr. Holger Krahmer concerning the proposal for an Industrial Emissions Directive (Recast of Directive 1996/61/EC on Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control). Our industries fully support the environmental objectives of the existing IPPC… » read more

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Mr. Giuliano Monizza (ABB) will speak on behalf of T&D Europe and Orgalime at the Renewable Energy Finance & Infrastructure Summit to be held on 28 and 29 January in Vienna, Austria. Following his presentation at the Electra conference in Ljubljana on 15/10/2009, Mr. Monizza will elaborate on how to deliver energy efficiency in the… » read more

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In the context of the follow-up to the Electra report, Orgalime’s electrical and electronic industry supports the proposed framework Directive and Action Plan of the European Commission on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and the four “priority areas” as defined in article 4§1 in particular: optimal use of road, traffic and travel data; continuity of traffic… » read more

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The EMC Directive 2004/108/EC is an important piece of product legislation as it affects almost all electrical and electronic equipment. It resulted from a thorough review process where, based on the experience with its predecessor 89/336/EEC, the conformity assessment procedures were adapted in a way that was acceptable to all stakeholders and provisions were introduced… » read more

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On the 25th November, Mr. Philippe Portalier, Senior Adviser ORGALIME, will address a conference hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, delivering a speech on ‘Effective market surveillance systems and risk management: a business perspective’ The Conference is organised to promote an exchange of experience on the use of risk assessment and management… » read more

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On the eve of her departure as EU Competition Commissioner, Mrs Neelie Kroes is apparently pushing to commit her successor and the entire future EU Commission into setting up a legal framework that will use litigation as the privileged mechanism of collective redress. My Director General, Adrian Harris commented “We are deeply concerned that the… » read more

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ESMIG releases their “Guide to Smart Metering” Brussels, 8 September 2009 – Smart Metering will revolutionise the availability and usefulness of consumption data. It will empower consumers, raise customers’ awareness of their energy and water use and allow them to make informed decisions on heating, lighting and appliance upgrades. Ultimately this will lead to a… » read more

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