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Green Public Procurement in road industry

The roads are mainly built by the public administration or its dealers: are the EU Green Public Procurement in road industry applied? Following the main legislative framework: the procurement  Directive 2014/24/EU on public procurement, which repeals Directive 2004/18/EC on public works, supply and service contracts; the utilities Directive 2014/25/EU on procurement by entities operating in […]

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EAPA CO2 emissions position paper

Road pavement industries highlight huge CO2 saving offered by maintaining and upgrading roads. EAPA CO2 emissions position paper is an evaluation about the CO2 emission related to the road maintenance was performed by European Asphalt Pavement Association. They evaluate since different criteria the influence of the road proper maintenance on the CO2 emissions and state that […]

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Life Cycle Thinking: RAP-CO2 project

The RAP-CO2 project considers Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) and the evaluation of the life cycle of the bituminous conglomerate from the cradle to the grave. The following activities carried out at the aggregate production site (quarry) are considered: deforestation of the site that houses the quarry, which reduces the ability to sequestrate CO2 due to […]

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CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion

Eurostat estimates that in 2014 CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion decreased by 5.0% in the European Union (EU), compared with the previous year. CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion are the major contributor to global warming and account for all EU greenhouse gas emissions. Theyare influenced by factors such as climate conditions, economic growth, […]

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