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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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    • Nature

    Ministers demand better nature law enforcement

    EU environment ministers meeting on Monday called for “substantial improvements” in the implementation of the EU’s nature laws as they rubberstamped a new plan to ..
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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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    • Nature

    Commission to reconsider Natura 2000 funding

    Brussels will consider new indicators to measure whether EU funds for Natura 2000 sites improve conservation after EU auditors found fault with countries’ management of ..
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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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