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    • Climate,Energy,General Policy

    Portugal’s 2018 budget to include tax on coal

    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 ..
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    • Energy

    ESA assessing 'illegal' Norway oil subsidies complaint

    The European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority is considering whether to launch a formal investigation into Norwegian state subsidies for oil and gas exploration ..
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    • Climate,Energy,Transport,Pollution,General Policy

    EU fossil fuel subsidies 'put Paris deal at risk'

    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 ..
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    • Energy,COP21: climate crunch

    Blocking support for coal ‘jeopardises energy transition’

    European electricity utilities have urged EU lawmakers to drop a proposal preventing governments from supporting coal plants, arguing it would not reduce emissions ..
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    • Energy,Pollution

    EU launches review of power plant pollution permits

    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, ..
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    • Climate,Energy

    Report flags fossil fuel spending ahead of G20 summit

    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 ..
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • General Policy

    France flags CETA concerns ahead of approval

    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 ..
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    • Climate,Energy

    Wind power overtakes coal in Europe

    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 ..
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    • Transport,Pollution

    Lawyers warn EU high-sulphur fuel exports are illegal

    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 ..
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