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, ..
News 20 Feb 2017
Investors should not be allowed to challenge national environmental policies through special courts under a free trade agreement with Canada, a French government report has ..
News 14 Feb 2017
Wind energy overtook coal as the second largest source of power in the EU last year, making up just over half of all new installed ..
News 9 Feb 2017
The Netherlands and Belgium should end high-sulphur fuel exports to African countries as these breach international treaties and human rights conventions, environmental lawyers have said ..
News 8 Feb 2017
Oil and gas could lose a “crippling” 10% of market share to solar photovoltaic and electric vehicles within a decade, a new study has predicted ..
News 3 Feb 2017
- Energy,Waste & Resources,General Policy
The EU’s commissioner in charge of taxation has called on member states to push forward with shifting taxes from labour to natural resources, carbon and ..
News 2 Feb 2017
Poland has to do more to clean up its energy sector in the face of challenging EU targets on greenhouse gas emissions, the International Energy ..
News 27 Jan 2017
Closing down old coal-fired power plants is a better strategy for meeting Germany’s climate goals for 2030 than an additional CO2 price on power sector emissions, ..
News 17 Jan 2017
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