The UK government’s impartiality has been called into question as it pushes for broad exemptions of the brominated flame retardant DecaBDE under the Stockholm Convention ..
News 19 Sep 2016
Statutory guidance for environmental regulators to use when drawing up or revising permits for the production of non-ferrous metals has been published in the EU’s ..
News 8 Jul 2016
The European Commission has issued a draft document that could see two lead pigments authorised for non-consumer use under REACH in July ..
News 20 Jun 2016
The European Commission has approved €1.6bn of public financing to enable the closure of lignite power stations in Germany, arguing that the spending is justified ..
News 1 Jun 2016
The ‘authorisation’ procedure for banned hazardous chemicals is ramping up, with a further 29 applications for 47 uses announced on Wednesday ..
News 29 Apr 2016
Bio-based industries including pulp and paper have warned that if they lose their free allocation of carbon allowances, under possible changes to the emissions trading ..
News 6 Apr 2016
- Climate,Energy,Waste & Resources
Resource and climate challenges can be opportunities not threats for the EU steel industry, says the European Commission ..
News 16 Mar 2016
Environmental monitoring and reporting requirements should be implemented on a sector by sector basis, interest groups have told an EU consultation ..
News 22 Feb 2016
Senior figures from energy-intensive industries have told policymakers that environmental regulation is holding back EU competitiveness and putting jobs at risk ..
News 16 Feb 2016
Europe’s energy-intensive industries such as steel and chemicals could cut energy consumption by 23% on average by 2030 if all technically feasible savings were realised, ..
News 14 Jan 2016
Pollution rules for the surface treatment of wood with organic solvents will be extended to cover processing chemicals not strictly defined as preservatives ..
News 7 Dec 2015
The European Commission has adopted emissions and procedural guidelines for the production of wood-based panels ..
News 24 Nov 2015
- Climate,Markets & Corporate
Energy-intensive industries have passed on the cost of buying CO2 allowances to consumers to a large extent, new research for the European Commission has found ..
News 24 Nov 2015
- Waste & Resources,Pollution
The European Commission is considering changing the requirements for how environmental data is reported in the EU to reduce the burden on national authorities ..
News 20 Nov 2015
EU industry is receiving too many free emission allowances and the rules need to be changed, an advisor to the EU court has said ..
News 13 Nov 2015