The 2018 budget currently being debated by the Portuguese parliament will include a tax to discourage electricity generating companies from using cheap imported coal as ..
News 20 Oct 2017
The European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority is considering whether to launch a formal investigation into Norwegian state subsidies for oil and gas exploration ..
News 29 Sep 2017
- Climate,Energy,Transport,Pollution,General Policy
The Paris Agreement is being put at risk by the EU and member states continuing to subsidise fossil fuels with public money, a think tank ..
News 28 Sep 2017
- Energy,COP21: climate crunch
European electricity utilities have urged EU lawmakers to drop a proposal preventing governments from supporting coal plants, arguing it would not reduce emissions ..
News 25 Sep 2017
All pollution permits held by large combustion plants will be reviewed in the next four years to ensure compliance with stricter EU standards by mid-2021, ..
News 1 Aug 2017
Half of all G20 government and development bank spending on energy was used to subsidise oil and gas production, a report from environmental NGOs argued ..
News 6 Jul 2017
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 ..
News 12 Jun 2017
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 ..
News 8 May 2017
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 ..
News 6 Apr 2017
- Climate,Energy,Transport,Waste & Resources
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 ..
News 28 Mar 2017
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 ..
News 23 Feb 2017
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