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Pollution & Nature Nature, bumble bee (Credit: Karen Roe)

EU seeks views on cost of nature laws

An EU consultation on the “effectiveness”, “relevance” and cost of the Birds and Habitats Directives has begun as part of a review of Europe’s flagship nature protection laws

Climate, Markets & Corporate Markets, trading. Credit:Ralvin CCA SA2

ETS oversupply falls marginally in 2014

The supply glut in the EU emissions trading system shrank last year for the first time since the financial crash, as the first chunk of emission allowances were taken off the market under backloading

Climate, Chemicals Energy using product, air conditioning unit

EU tables global HFC phase down proposal

The EU has proposed global action on HFCs under the Montreal Protocol beginning with a 2019 freeze on production and use in developing countries, and a reduction target of 15% for developed states

Climate, Energy Climate, global warming

IEA urges trebling of clean energy funding

The current low oil price poses a problem but also creates opportunities for fossil fuel subsidy reform and clean energy investment, the IEA said on Monday

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

EU fares poorly on renewables cooperation - experts

Member states have made very limited use of the cooperation mechanisms under the EU’s renewables law, choosing to reach their targets on their own, a study for the European Commission has found

Climate, Markets & Corporate Markets, trading

Member states agree to early ETS reform

EU member states have agreed to bring forward to 2019 the reform of the EU emissions trading system in a bid to reach an agreement with the European Parliament

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Energy Union

People, Donald Tusk (credit: Mateusz Wlodarczyk www.wlodarczykfoto.pl/CC BY SA 4.0)

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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