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MEPs to vote on carbon leakage objection

MEPs will decide next week whether to approve the European Commission’s proposal to grant extra free CO2 allowances to a long list of industries for 2015-19
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EU leaders set 2030 climate, energy targets

EU leaders have agreed to review their 40% CO2 reduction target for 2030 after the 2015 Paris climate summit, as well as setting 27% goals for renewable energy and efficiency
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CO2 targets eased for small, wealthy countries

Smaller member states with large CO2 reduction commitments will gain greater flexibility for meeting their targets and wealthier countries' goals will be adjusted to take account of cost-effectiveness
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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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