Subsidies for using solid biomass as fuel is indirectly supporting the coal industry and could be slowing emissions reduction in Europe’s electricity sector, a report ..
News 6 Oct 2017
A coalition of environmental groups has called on the EU to abandon biofuel targets for the transport sector and end subsides for crops that compete ..
News 5 Oct 2017
Proposed provisions on the classification of waste in reforms to the EU’s renewable energy directive could lead to perverse incentives to incinerate refuse that could ..
News 3 Oct 2017
EU member states are discussing how much of their contribution towards the EU’s 2030 renewables target should be delivered by 2025 as they seek common ..
News 22 Sep 2017
The EU must raise its 2030 emissions reduction target to 55% if it is to stand a realistic chance of making its contribution towards limiting ..
News 20 Sep 2017
Large majorities of citizens support the EU’s policies to tackle climate change, an EU opinion poll has found ..
News 18 Sep 2017
Scientific studies confirm an “overwhelming consensus” that biofuel policies increase food prices, a literature review commissioned by environmental groups argued on Friday ..
News 15 Sep 2017
- Energy,COP21: climate crunch
MEPs on the European Parliament’s environment (ENVI) committee gave their backing on Thursday to a 2030 energy efficiency improvement target of 40% ..
News 7 Sep 2017
The European parliament’s industry and energy committee was divided on Monday over proposed reforms to the Energy Efficiency Directive ..
News 5 Sep 2017
MEPs backed on Tuesday the European Commission’s approach to measuring emissions from land use and forestry, while urging countries to boost CO2 absorption by the ..
News 11 Jul 2017
- Climate,Energy,Waste & Resources
The Estonian EU Council presidency has indicated it sees little prospect of political agreement with the European Parliament on any of the climate and energy ..
News 7 Jul 2017
EU energy ministers agreed on Monday to support a 30% energy efficiency target for 2030 while weakening an annual savings obligation key to delivering it ..
News 27 Jun 2017
MEPs across party lines appear to have united against a proposal by lead MEP Adam Gierek to shift the focus of the Energy Efficiency Directive ..
News 23 Jun 2017
Malta, current holder of the rotating EU presidency, aims to wrap up work on key parts of the European Commission’s clean energy package at a ..
News 15 Jun 2017
Malta has proposed to bring back the 1.5% annual savings obligation under the EU’s reformed energy efficiency law with increased flexibility, in an attempt to ..
News 13 Jun 2017