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EU to overhaul energy labelling of appliances

Brussels wants to change the system for labelling the energy efficiency of consumer products such as vacuum cleaners, TVs and tumble dryers back to an ‘A to G’ scale, a leaked proposal indicates

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Block GM imports proposal, says lead MEP

The chair of the European Parliament’s environment committee has called for MEPs to reject the European Commission’s proposal to extend member states’ power to ban GM crops to imports

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Brussels mulls building renovation target

The European Commission is consulting on whether it should propose a minimum renovation target for member states as part of a review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

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Susanne Baker

REACH must be adapted to the circular economy

The EU’s chemicals policy is out of step with the drive towards ‘remanufacturing’: REACH’s unpredictability risks undermining this important circular economy sector, says Susanne Baker of EEF

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People, David Palmer Jones

Circular economy must spur recycling demand

Market forces alone will not deliver a more circular economy: the revised package must contain new measures to boost demand for secondary raw materials, argues FEAD president David Palmer-Jones

News from ENDS Waste & Bioenergy

News about the waste-to-energy and biomass energy industries from one of our sister sites, www.endswasteandbioenergy.com.

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Biodiversity Protection

People: Karmenu Vella (CC BY SA 3.0)

At a meeting in Brussels on 12 May, EU environment ministers discussed the importance of integrating biodiversity protection into other policy areas.

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News from Windpower Offshore

News about renewable energy developments from one of our sister sites, www.windpoweroffshore.com.

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