Two "World-firsts": A Green Computer and a Hybrid Motor Scooter

Publiceret 23-08-2006

Read about these two eco-efficient innovations and other eco-friendly technologies in the latest ETAP newsletter and search for more information on the ETAP webside

The ETAP webside is hosted by DG Environment and displays document, news and background information on initiatives in relation to the EU Environmental Technologies Action Plan (ETAP).

Here you can also subscribe to the ETAP newsletter and see presentations af new eco-friendly products e.g.

World-first Green Computer: On June 2006, an Irish SME launched the first environmentally friendly computer that aims to comply with the European Commission's Eco-Label for PC’s and with the new Energy Using Products (EUP) directive. The project is part of the Irish Project HEATSUN initiative, which explores innovative ways to reduce, reuse and recycle Information Technology (IT) waste. Read more.

World-first Hybrid Motor Scooter: A new step has been taken towards more environmentally friendly motorcycles with the marketing of a hybrid electric / petrol scooter by a small French firm.

Environmental technologies

Any technology, that either directly or indirectly improves the environment. It includes technologies for limiting pollution with the held of cleaning, more environmentally friendly products and production processes, more efficient energy and ressource management as well as technological systems that reduce the environmental impact.

Examples include e.g. technology flue gas cleaning, wind turbines, water treatment, enzymes for animal feed and washing powder, biofuel production, energy-efficient pumps and substitution of chemicals with more environmentally friendly solutions.