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UK capacity scheme to subsidise gas, nuclear, coal

Power demand reduction schemes have fared poorly in the first round of the UK’s scheme for “keeping the lights on”, with gas, nuclear, coal and biomass plants taking the lion’s share of the subsidies

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Five states call for cosmetics micro-plastic ban

Wednesday’s Environment Council should have sent a “clear signal” to the European Commission of the importance of the issue of micro-plastics, the Italian EU presidency said

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New EU nano measures promised for 2015

The European Commission will bring forward an overdue proposal on amending the REACH chemicals regulation to account for nanomaterials early next year

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Countries question ship CO2 plan

Several countries have expressed reservations about the EU’s new ship CO2 monitoring rules, which were adopted in Brussels on Wednesday

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Vella hints at new circular economy direction

The replacement for the scrapped circular economy package may contain more non-legislative policies to help cut the administrative burden of EU waste goals, the environment commissioner said

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Energy Council

People, Claudio De Vincenti (credit: European Union)

At a meeting in Brussels on 9 December, Italian deputy economy minister Claudio De Vincenti led energy ministers' debate on governance of the EU's 2030 climate and energy goals.

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News about renewable energy developments from one of our sister sites, www.windpoweroffshore.com.