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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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    • Climate,Energy

    Research predicts 'crippling' market loss for oil and gas

    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 ..
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    • Energy,Waste & Resources,General Policy

    EU tax commissioner calls for green tax shift

    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 ..
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    • Climate,Energy

    IEA urges Poland to opt for cleaner coal and renewables

    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 ..
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    • Climate,Energy

    German agency calls for shutting down old coal plants

    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, ..
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    • Climate,Energy

    Gas industry network plan deemed recipe for stranded assets

    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 ..
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    • Climate,Energy,Pollution

    EU shale gas guidance applied ‘unevenly’

    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 ..
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