EU power industry has called for electricity to be classified differently according to its origin, which could exempt renewables from EU energy efficiency targets ..
News 20 Apr 2017
A record 138.5 gigawatts of renewable electricity generation capacity was installed worldwide in 2016 despite a fall in investment, according to an annual report released ..
News 6 Apr 2017
The European Parliament's lead MEP on the RED II renewable energy directive has called for a 35% renewables share by 2030 and binding national sub-targets ..
News 28 Mar 2017
EU member states have earned themselves credits worth millions of tonnes of carbon by overstating logging plans while lobbying for more, a leaked EU paper ..
News 27 Mar 2017
Member states will be allowed to cancel some of the energy savings they need to deliver each year by switching to biomass, a leaked European ..
News 17 Mar 2017
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
Finland plans to use a “complex accounting system” to hide the impact of massively increased logging on its net CO2 emissions, a report by NGO ..
News 10 Mar 2017
MEPs have called on the EU to phase out the use of vegetable oils in biofuels driving deforestation “preferably by 2020” and to set its ..
News 9 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
MEPs in the European Parliament's industry and energy committee called for a higher 2030 EU renewable energy target in a discussion on Tuesday on proposed ..
News 1 Mar 2017