A network development plan for EU gas system operators, released on Tuesday, is incompatible with the EU’s 30% energy efficiency target and could result in ..
News 21 Dec 2016
EU member states have applied a recommendation on standards for shale gas exploration and production unevenly and in some cases unsatisfactorily, the European Commission has ..
News 16 Dec 2016
Spain could “save billions” by phasing out unprofitable power plants and redirecting the €1bn it spends every year on capacity payment subsidies, which are mainly ..
News 14 Dec 2016
A court in Gdansk has revoked a permit to build a large, new 1.6 gigawatt coal plant in Poland’s Pomerania region on grounds that the ..
News 7 Dec 2016
Portuguese environment minister João Pedro Matos Fernandes confirmed that power plants in the country will stop burning coal before 2030 ..
News 1 Dec 2016
Spain should follow the UK’s lead and present a “detailed plan” to shut down the country’s remaining coal-fired plants by 2025 in line with Paris ..
News 14 Nov 2016
Western Balkan states lag far behind the rest of the EU as far as sustainable energy is concerned, according to a new ‘scorecard’ launched by ..
News 11 Nov 2016
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The investigation into VW’s ‘dieselgate’ scandal has widened to include the company’s now chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch ..
News 7 Nov 2016
Plans to expand coal-fired power generation will stop countries meeting their climate targets, according to a report released as governments gather in Marrakech this week ..
News 7 Nov 2016
- Energy,Markets & Corporate
Galp, Portugal’s largest oil company, has confirmed it will continue to refuse to pay the country’s special energy sector tax in 2017 ..
News 2 Nov 2016
A decision by the EU to allow several power plants in Spain to bypass strict pollution limits has been deemed a breach of both EU ..
News 17 Oct 2016
The European Commission and member states must end the use of “deadly derogations” that allow ageing coal plants across Europe to ignore pollution limits set ..
News 11 Oct 2016
The EU’s industrial emissions standards may unintentionally contribute to the current trend of extending the life of high-carbon fossil fuel plants, the European Environment Agency ..
News 7 Oct 2016
Environment ministers are set to debate whether the European Commission’s proposals for reducing emissions from sectors such as buildings and agriculture provide member states enough ..
News 3 Oct 2016