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UK capacity scheme to subsidise gas, nuclear, coal

Power demand reduction has 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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MEPs moot steel import CO2 charge

MEPs have asked the European Commission to consider the possibility of imposing emissions trading obligations on the import of steel to the EU

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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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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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