ECI, November 2013
Global competition for resources is increasing. Supply concentration of resources, particularly critical raw materials outside the European Union, makes European industry and society dependent on imports and increasingly vulnerable to high prices, market volatility, and the political situation in supplying countries.
Our new Annual Report summarises the key regulatory and market issues impacting the competitiveness of the European copper industry and the demand for its products throughout 2013.
This year report is structured around two main sections, the first focuses on regulatory initiatives impacting the industry’s licence to operate. The second, which covers market access issues for products, shows how ECI’s work is aimed at defending and growing end-use demand.
In this new submission, ECI wishes to highlight aspects that are specific to the European copper sector. It concludes with a list of recommendations needed to safeguard the industry’s global competitiveness.
ECI, July 2014
Action on making the current policy frameworks more supportive of unlocking the large-scale savings of Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS) contributes to several dimensions of the Energy Union strategy.
Energy Efficiency Industrial Forum, February 2013
The Coalition for ENERGY SAVINGS, December 2011
The Coalition for ENERGY SAVINGS, November 2012
A new briefing from the Coalition for Energy Savings takes stock of the state of energy savings in the EU and of its potential to reap the multiple benefits of an energy-efficient European Union.
Yes. Copper surfaces have been proven to have over 90% less contamination than conventional touch surfaces in hospital trials around the world. Trials have taken place, or are under way, in China, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Spain, South Africa, Chile and the US.
Furthermore, in a multi-centre US trial, funded by the Department of Defense, copper surfaces were shown to reduce a patient’s risk of acquiring a healthcare-associated infection by 58%.