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 ..
News 16 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
- Pollution,General Policy,Nature
EU legislation should be revised to require member states to take on subsidiary liability for damage to the environment, an MEP has proposed ..
News 24 Feb 2017
The European Commission has defended the UK’s right to negotiate draft EU limits on industrial emissions even if these may be implemented after the country’s departure ..
News 31 Jan 2017
- Chemicals,Markets & Corporate
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