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Waste & Resources, General Policy Waste, scrap metal (credit: Zoran Orcik/123RF)

Environment crime in EU inadequately handled - experts

The EU’s judicial cooperation body has called on member states to treat environmental crimes such as illegal waste shipments as organised crime to enable stronger investigations

Transport Climate, iceberg

Polar Code to enter force in two years

The first mandatory safety and environmental rules for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters are set to come into force in just over two years, after a deal was struck on Friday

Waste & Resources People, Frans Timmermans (credit: Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken)

Plastic bag rules approved under deregulation cloud

EU member states have rubberstamped an agreement to reduce plastic bag use, but the deal was overshadowed by concerns about the new European Commission’s ‘deregulation’ agenda

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Energy, combined heat and power plant (credit: Natural History Museum)

Policies, prices dampen CHP prospects

The development of combined heat and power production is suffering in a number of EU countries due to waning government support and low electricity prices

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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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News from Windpower Offshore

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