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EC sets out land CO2 policy pros and cons

Allowing countries to plant trees to offset other sectors’ greenhouse gas emissions would help them achieve their goals but would raise concerns about environmental integrity, the Commission said

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Pressure mounts on Germany to scrap CO2 law

Germany’s energy minister is under pressure to scrap a planned law that would force polluting coal plants to close in a bid to achieve the country’s climate target

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JRC calls for EU renovation plan

The EU needs a renovation plan for inefficient buildings to achieve its energy, jobs and growth goals, a report by the European Commission’s research agency has recommended

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Countries to negotiate for ETS reform in 2021

EU member states have agreed to open negotiations with MEPs to reform the EU’s carbon market with a view to securing a 2021 start for the Market Stability Reserve (MSR)

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Hungary taken to court over energy efficiency

The European Commission is taking Hungary to court over its failure to adopt legislation to comply with the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive (EED)

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At a meeting in Brussels on 19 March, heads of state and government discussed proposals on the EU energy union, including provisions on renewables and energy efficiency.

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