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Portugal implements green taxes and rebates

The Portuguese government has moved swiftly to implement recent recommendations by a commission of experts on green tax reform, approving CO2 and plastic bag charges

Climate Manufacturing, steel plant - Liege (Credit: Jepoirrier)

Study advises CO2 charge on steel imports

Import and consumption charges are the best options for cutting steel's emissions while protecting it from carbon leakage after 2020, according to research commissioned by industry and governments

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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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New EU Commission

Jean-Claude Juncker (photograph: European People's Party, CC BY 2.0)

Incoming Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker announced a new Commission structure and team on 10 September.

Malta's Karmenu Vella will take over a merged environment and fisheries brief and has been charged with reviewing the EU's nature laws.

Spain's Miguel Arias Cañete will lead on energy and climate, under the leadership of vice-president for energy union Alenka Bratušek of Slovenia.

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