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Member states split on ETS reform start date

Member states pushing for an early start date for carbon market reform do not have a qualified majority, according to the European Commission's top climate official

Chemicals Chemicals, pesticides

Brussels consults on EDC criteria

The European Commission is consulting on how to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals for the purposes of regulating pesticides and biocides

Climate, Markets & Corporate Markets, trading

Industry debates CO2 market stability reserve

The energy sector would benefit from carbon market reform happening as early as 2017, according to an official at Czech government-owned power utility ČEZ

Energy Renewable energy, solar panels (Credit: Cornwall County Council)

Solar roll-out depends on grid changes – IEA

Photovoltaic solar power’s potential to supply 16% of the world’s electricity by 2050 will not be realised unless electricity grids are adapted to its variability, the International Energy Agency said

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

Juncker defends green Commission mergers

Jean-Claude Juncker has defended his decision to merge the European Commission’s environment and climate portfolios with other policy areas

Chemicals Chemicals

Independence of EC chemicals committees questioned

A Brussels NGO has challenged the integrity of EU risk assessments, arguing that two thirds of scientists on three advisory committees had a conflict of interest due to links with industry

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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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