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ETS plays minor role in firms’ climate action

The EU emissions trading system, Europe’s flagship climate policy, has largely failed to act as a key driver for low-carbon investment in the installations it regulates, an EU report has found

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MEP calls for ban on diesel in urban areas

The European Commission should draw up a ‘transport and climate plan', including a ban on diesel in urban areas by 2020, an MEP drafting the European Parliament’s position on urban mobility has argued

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World’s energy giants responsible for 31% of CO2

A third of annual greenhouse gas emissions globally were caused by just 32 energy companies, including France’s Total, Royal Dutch Shell and Germany’s RWE, a new study has shown

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EU advisory group calls for CO2 border tax

A high-level EU advisory group has reignited the discussion on using border taxes to protect carbon-intensive businesses from international competition

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MEP proposes weaker machinery pollution rules

The MEP leading work on new air pollution limits for non-road mobile machinery has proposed weakening some standards, introducing new exemptions and granting extra time to comply

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Chemical regulation delay under fire

Brussels will adopt an implementing regulation simplifying the process by which firms gain permission to continue using phased out hazardous chemicals by the end of the year

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Biodiversity Protection

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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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