Finland’s “forceful interventions” on forestry policy are weakening the EU’s policy response to the Paris Agreement, environmental groups warned the country’s government in a letter ..
News 23 Oct 2017
NGOs have made last-minute appeals to the environment committee MEPs ahead of Monday’s decision on the European Commission's renewable energy directive proposals ..
News 20 Oct 2017
Environmental groups are calling on MEPs to push for tighter rules on the burning of trees and unsorted waste to generate ostensibly renewable energy ..
News 18 Oct 2017
More than half of EU-produced crop biodiesel is made from imported feedstocks, new analysis has revealed ahead of an EP environment committee's vote on the ..
News 17 Oct 2017
The development of EU policy to increase the share of renewables is being hampered by the mistaken perception that solar and wind energy are more ..
News 17 Oct 2017
- Climate,Energy,General Policy
Germany needs to double output from wind and solar farms to achieve national climate targets to 2020 and 2030, NGO Deutsche Umwelthilfe has said ..
News 11 Oct 2017
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 competition officials approved on Friday four state support schemes for renewable energy worth a combined €8.5 billion to deliver 7.5 gigawatts over 20 years ..
News 29 Sep 2017
The Danish government’s planned new support system for renewable energy has been criticised as a political deal which will not ensure the most energy is ..
News 28 Sep 2017
European Commission proposals to tighten rules on guarantees of origin (GOs) do little to prevent “greenwashing” by electricity suppliers, an MEP has said ..
News 27 Sep 2017
Wind could provide up to 30% of Europe's power demands by 2030, according to the industry body WindEurope ..
News 26 Sep 2017
- Energy,COP21: climate crunch
European electricity utilities have urged EU lawmakers to drop a proposal preventing governments from supporting coal plants, arguing it would not reduce emissions ..
News 25 Sep 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