2 June 2023 | Muriel Cozier

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In today's Daily Digest, EU response to health threats posed by antimicrobial resistance, Australia's first moveable hydrogen generator, and more.


The UK government’s Environment Agency has launched a consultation on Drax Power’s proposal to develop Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) at its power station in Yorkshire. The consultation began on 26 May and will run until 29 June 2023.

The European Parliament is calling for measures to make the textile industry greener. The measures put forward include control of excessive production and consumption of textiles and a ban on the destruction of unsold and returned textile goods. The parliament said: ‘Consumers alone cannot reform the global textiles sector through their purchasing habits.’


The UK government’s Department for Business & Trade is asking for feedback for areas of research interest on trade and investment. The department has said that it committed to working with external partners including academic and industry researchers to help address complex issues. The core areas for feedback included climate change, and innovation.


The European Parliament has adopted recommendations for a coordinated EU response to health threats posed by antimicrobial resistance. The text calls for Member States to put in place National Action Plans against AMR, support prudent use of antimicrobials and collect real-time data on AMR and antimicrobial consumption.


The International Energy Agency has said that solar, PV and wind are set to lead the largest annual increase in new renewable capacity ever. Global renewable capacity addition is set to rise 107GW, the largest absolute increase ever, to more than 440 GW in 2023.

Australia’s CSIRO has launched a AUS$10 million to build a moveable hydrogen generator, producing hydrogen at the point of consumption, a first in Australia. The demonstration unit will be based on patented technology to efficiently generate hydrogen from liquid carriers.

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