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Energy savings target may drop below 30%

EU leaders are considering lowering ambition on energy savings for the period after 2020 due to calls from the UK, sources said, as the EU summit to decide new climate goals gets underway

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Biodiversity offsetting proves divisive

Interest groups are deeply divided on the role of biodiversity offsetting in the EU’s strategy for hitting its 2020 nature protection targets, responses to a consultation show

Energy, Chemicals Fossil fuels, shale gas - Poland (Credit: Karol Karolus CCA SA3)

Fracking chemical disclosure rules to tighten

The EU’s chemicals register will allow the categorisation of substances used in fracking from 2016, the European Chemicals Agency and European Commission said

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Transport in ETS could be slippery slope

The mooted inclusion of transport in the carbon market at national level could do long-term damage to the EU’s efforts to cut vehicles’ climate impact, says William Todts of T&E

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Energy union plans

People, Maroš Šefcovic: (credit: Katarzyna Czerwinska/Senat Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej)

MEPs have approved Maroš Šefčovič as energy union commissioner following a European Parliament hearing on 20 October where he outlined his five-point plan for the role.

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