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
The Dutch Parliament has called for a 55% cut in national CO2 emissions by 2030, which would require all the country’s coal plants to close ..
News 26 Sep 2016
The EU Court of Justice has declared that the UK government has allowed Aberthaw power station to emit illegal volumes of pollution ..
News 22 Sep 2016
Financial support given by successive Spanish governments to Spain’s coal industry meets 2010 EU rules on facilitating the closure of uncompetitive coal mines despite partially ..
News 13 Sep 2016
Draft amendments suggesting a stricter EU liability regime is needed for the offshore oil and gas sector have been rejected by MEPs on the European ..
News 8 Sep 2016