Germany's greenhouse gas emissions rose by nearly 4 million tonnes last year fueled by the transport sector, threatening its 2020 climate goals, figures released on ..
News 20 Mar 2017
The European Parliament voted on Thursday for a ban on oil drilling in Europe's icy Arctic waters but stopped short of calling for a total ban ..
News 16 Mar 2017
EU member states are considering a weaker 2030 energy efficiency target, which puts them at odds with more ambitious MEPs, a leaked proposal has indicated ..
News 14 Mar 2017
Subsidies for electric vehicles should be ditched in favour of supporting the construction of charging stations, the World Economic Forum has recommended ..
News 13 Mar 2017
The EU should accept intercontinental flights cannot be brought into its EU’s emissions trading system and push for a better global scheme, MEP Peter Liese ..
News 8 Mar 2017
A Swedish climate levy on air passengers being considered by the government would hurt the economy and interfere with international action on aviation emissions, the aviation ..
News 3 Mar 2017
Banks holding $400bn of shipping debt could lose out unless investments are planned now to adapt vessels for future climate policies, researchers have warned ..
News 27 Feb 2017
The European Commission has proposed to extend its ‘stop the clock’ regime exempting long-haul flights from the EU’s emissions trading scheme, following a global deal on ..
News 3 Feb 2017
The EU’s Arctic policy has divided MEPs in two committees over how far the EU can go in demanding that strict environmental standards are set ..
News 16 Jan 2017
Climate targets for sectors outside the EU emissions trading scheme should be extended to cut emissions by 95% by 2050, according to a draft recommendation ..
News 11 Jan 2017
The Dutch government wants to stop connecting new houses to gas grids and ban cars powered by fossil fuels under its long-term energy plan unveiled ..
News 9 Dec 2016
The EU could set a 2025 CO2 target of 70g/km for cars without having to rely on electric vehicles, a new study indicated this week ..
News 25 Nov 2016
A senior European Commission official has called for a “radical” focus on free public transport schemes, in a bid to tackle congestion, pollution and roadside CO2 emissions ..
News 24 Nov 2016
Volkswagen diesel cars could have met EU nitrogen oxide standards before the dieselgate scandal if the carmaker had chosen to apply technologies available at the ..
News 15 Nov 2016
The EU needs to “shake-up” its energy and climate policies if it’s to have any chance of meeting the 2030 and 2050 carbon reduction targets, ..
News 10 Nov 2016