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    • Climate,Energy

    Lead MEP tables pro-coal energy efficiency position

    The MEP leading talks on the reform of the Energy Efficiency Directive tabled last week a draft negotiating position, accused by campaigners of favouring coal ..
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    • Energy,Pollution

    One in three coal plants face closure amid new EU limits

    A third of Europe’s coal-fired power will have to close by 2021 unless operators undertake costly retrofitting to meet stricter limits on industrial emissions, a ..
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    • Pollution,General Policy

    Countries resist coal plant emission limits

    Germany and Bulgaria have criticised the EU emission limits proposed for large combustion plants weeks ahead of a crucial vote by member states, ENDS has ..
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    • Climate,Energy,Transport,Waste & Resources

    NGOs name and shame countries on effort sharing

    More than half of EU governments want to stick with or weaken the European Commission’s draft Effort Sharing Regulation on climate change, groups warn ..
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    • Chemicals,Nature

    EU plans full ban on bee-harming pesticides

    The European Commission is proposing to ban across the whole EU the use of three neonicotinoids that have been found to harm bees, limiting their ..
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    • Chemicals,Nature

    ECHA: Glyphosate does not cause cancer

    The herbicide glyphosate should not be classified as carcinogenic in the EU, the European Chemicals Agency has concluded months ahead of a potential 15-year renewal ..
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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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    • Chemicals,Nature

    UN advisor calls for global pesticides treaty

    The world needs a comprehensive global treaty against toxic pesticides as existing rules are failing to counter industry’s “extraordinary power”, a UN advisor has said ..
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    • Climate,Energy,Nature

    MEP calls for stronger land-use climate efforts

    EU governments should take on stricter accounting rules for land use greenhouse gas emissions and set long-term targets for net carbon removals, an MEP has ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Chemicals,Nature

    Commission stands by draft cadmium limits

    A European Commission official has rejected an MEP’s call to soften proposed restrictions on cadmium in phosphate fertilisers ..
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    • General Policy

    Brussels urges countries to tap into green taxes

    The European Commission has urged EU countries to exploit the potential of bolstering national post-crisis finances by shifting taxation to polluting sectors such as diesel ..
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    • Pollution,Nature

    Pig, poultry farms face new EU ammonia limits

    Intensive pig and poultry farms face restrictions on ammonia emissions for the first time under new EU limits published on Tuesday, but much is left ..
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    • Climate,Energy

    EU energy consumption below 1990 levels

    The EU’s energy consumption was 2.5% below 1990 levels in 2015, while reliance on fossil fuel imports jumped by a fifth in the same period, ..
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    • Chemicals,Nature

    Commission tables voting reform on GMO approvals

    The European Commission has proposed new voting rules to force countries to take a stand on controversial approvals for pesticides and genetically modified organisms ..
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    • Chemicals,Nature

    Commission promises MEPs guidance on pesticide ban

    The European Commission has told MEPs rejecting its proposal to fully ban pesticides across ecological focus areas that it will provide member states guidance on ..
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