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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

    Spanish region authorised illegal emissions, court rules

    The regional government of Asturias in north-west Spain has been ordered to tighten pollution limits in a permit granted to the coal-fired power station Soto ..
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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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    • Chemicals,Pollution

    EU to draw up pollutant caps for chemical waste gas

    The European Commission has begun work to set new binding limits on pollutants in waste gas from chemical plants, with a first draft expected late ..
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    • Climate,Energy

    EU ministerial deal on EU ETS reform welcomed

    Stakeholders have generally welcomed a common position on rule changes to the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS) reached by environment ministers on Tuesday ..
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    • Pollution,General Policy,Nature

    MEP calls for state liability for environmental damage

    EU legislation should be revised to require member states to take on subsidiary liability for damage to the environment, an MEP has proposed ..
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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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