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Climate, Transport Pollution, exhaust fumes (credit: Stefan Redel/123RF)

New car CO2 underestimated by 31%

The flawed procedure for testing new cars is underestimating CO2 by almost a third. But the EU's regulations have still been more effective than voluntary approaches wood have been, experts say

Pollution & Nature Industrial emissions 2

EU air pollution inventory released

Road transport remains a “key source” of lead (Pb) pollution and total emissions have not fallen in recent years, the European Environment Agency said on Thursday

Climate, Energy Flag, Germany

German plan for lignite criticised

Germany’s plan to gradually close some lignite power plants instead of imposing a levy on their emissions has been criticised for offering a subsidy to polluting power generation

Energy

Fracking water issues outlined in UK report

Fracking could place a significant burden on waste water treatment infrastructure that would require new investment, according to a report by the UK environment, food and rural affairs ministry

Comment
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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