The EU sourced 16.7% of its final energy consumption from renewables in 2015, with 11 member states already exceeding their 2020 targets, data from the ..
News 15 Mar 2017
A recent Chatham House report arguing against wood as a green energy source offered “flawed” advice to policymakers, the International Energy Agency said on Monday ..
News 13 Mar 2017
The European Parliament's lead negotiator in reforming the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive has said he will not countenance a 2030 renewables target below 30% ..
News 9 Mar 2017
Several countries dispute the EU view that renewable energy tenders should not favour specific forms of generation, a French diplomat has said ..
News 8 Mar 2017
Dutch cities have helped to secure Europe’s global leadership in electric vehicles, but the country is struggling to decarbonise the power these use, according to ..
News 7 Mar 2017
The European Parliament will back higher 2030 renewables and energy efficiency targets, Green MEP Claude Turmes predicted on Wednesday. ..
News 2 Mar 2017
Stakeholders have generally welcomed a common position on rule changes to the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS) reached by environment ministers on Tuesday ..
News 1 Mar 2017
Governments are unlikely to agree a common position on the EU’s ‘clean energy’ proposals this year, energy ministers said on Monday at a summit that ..
News 27 Feb 2017
EU countries’ access to forestry credits should be accelerated to help them offset emissions in sectors such as agriculture and transport, the European Parliament’s lead ..
News 27 Feb 2017
Policies promoting wood as a renewable energy source are based on a “flawed assumption” that it is a carbon-neutral energy source, Chatham House argues in ..
News 23 Feb 2017
Germany has proposed to incentivise the use of long-lived wood products over energy use of wood under the revised EU law on land-use, land-use change ..
News 13 Feb 2017
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 ..
News 9 Feb 2017
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 ..
News 3 Feb 2017
The European Commission’s assessment that the EU is on track to meet all its 2020 climate targets prompted calls for greater ambition on Wednesday ..
News 1 Feb 2017