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Talks on NOx controls in the North Sea on ice6 Mar 2014 A draft application to the IMO for the establishment of a NECA was prepared last year but it has not been agreed by North Sea countries
Waste shipment talks to conclude on Thursday5 Mar 2014 EU legislators will try and finalise requirements for new inspection plans during their last set of trialogue talks on changes to waste shipment rules
‘Stop the clock’ extended in aviation CO2 deal5 Mar 2014 The exemption for flights to and from destinations outside Europe from EU climate rules will continue until 2016 if Tuesday's deal is formally approved
Weighing up the options on ships' CO21 Oct 2012 While the EU is planning measures to reduce shipping emissions, Gareth Simkins finds that the sector is starting to introduce cleaner technologies
Can the EU sail through the aviation storm?3 Aug 2011
Europe faces growing opposition to its inclusion of foreign airlines in the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS). Roz Bulleid considers whether an exemption for countries with "equivalent measures" could provide a solution.
Green biofuel schemes ready to hit the road15 Apr 2011
A certification scheme developed by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels hopes to be one of the first to get EU backing. The scheme sets ambitious rules but some believe it does not go far enough, particularly on indirect land use change.
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EU climate and energy proposals, 22 January
The European Commission has set out proposals on post-2020 climate and energy policy, including for a 40% decarbonisation target for 2030.
To the disappointment of the renewables sector, it proposed doing away with binding national targets for clean energy. An alternative governance system will be developed “in dialogue with member states”, José Manuel Barroso said.
Shale gas recommendations are "a good demonstration of the role the EU should play, setting cross-border rules for environment and safety, but not meddling in the basic energy mix chosen by member states,” he added.
The Commission also tabled legislation to permanently fix the supply-demand imbalance in the European carbon market.