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    • Climate,Transport

    Transport ‘has largest green impact’ on sharing economy

    The transport sector can deliver the largest environmental benefits within the so-called ‘sharing economy’, according to a Nordic Council study ..
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    • Waste & Resources,General Policy

    Valencia tourist tax ‘designed to fatten industry’

    A new tax approved by the Valencian regional parliament in September will “fatten up the tourist industry” rather than raise revenue for investment in environmental ..
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    • Transport,Pollution

    Hamburg Port reviews fees to reward greener vessels

    Less polluting vessels will pay lower charges to use the port of Hamburg under a proposed review of fees that was announced on Monday ..
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    • Energy

    EU urged to ban subsidies for co-firing biomass

    Subsidies for using solid biomass as fuel is indirectly supporting the coal industry and could be slowing emissions reduction in Europe’s electricity sector, a report ..
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    • Energy

    France allowed to spend €8.5 billion on renewables

    EU competition officials approved on Friday four state support schemes for renewable energy worth a combined €8.5 billion to deliver 7.5 gigawatts over 20 years ..
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    • Energy

    MEP slams electricity GOs as ‘greenwash’

    European Commission proposals to tighten rules on guarantees of origin (GOs) do little to prevent “greenwashing” by electricity suppliers, an MEP has said ..
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    • Energy

    Key MEP says abolishing priority dispatch 'premature'

    Abolishing priority dispatch for renewable power generators would be “premature” while wholesale power markets still show distortions, according to the environment committee's lead MEP ..
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    • Climate,General Policy

    Sweden bumps up green spend in 2018 budget

    The Swedish government will more than double what it spends on nature conservation and environment compared with the average for 2006-2014 ..
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    • General Policy,Nature

    Commission pressured over conservation shortcomings

    The bloc will fail to halt biodiversity loss unless Brussels proposes concrete policies to plug financing gaps, according to MEPs and the European Economic and ..
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    • Climate,Transport

    Iceland aims to double carbon tax in 2018

    Iceland’s finance minister Benedikt Johannesson announced on 23 August plans to double carbon tax levels in the Nordic state as part of next year’s budget ..
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    • Climate,General Policy,Markets & Corporate

    Brussels eyes green ranking of financial products

    Expert proposals to classify sustainable assets in the EU and set standards for green bonds have “great potential” to help the bloc lead on green ..
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    • Transport,Pollution

    Ministers want more say in road charging

    EU transport ministers have demanded more freedom to choose how to charge for road usage following the European Commission’s proposal to revise the rules to ..
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    • Transport,Pollution

    Brussels confirms move to emissions-based tolls

    The European Commission has proposed to base EU road tolls on the distance driven to account for CO2 emissions, while electric cars will get a ..
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    • Transport,Pollution

    Brussels mulls scrapping time-based road charging

    The European Commission is likely to propose basing EU road charging on distance rather than time and giving zero-emission technologies a discount, ENDS has learned ..
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    • Chemicals,Nature

    MEPs told to leave green farming out of budget debate

    Attempts to change agricultural greening rules under a broader EU budget review could delay the process and weaken environmental obligations, the European Commission has told ..
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