Energy

Gas power emissions in the spotlight as EU mulls delaying taxonomy decision

Gas power emissions in the spotlight as EU mulls delaying taxonomy decision

Gas has become the largest source of CO2 emissions in the EU’s power sector, a new analysis has revealed, as a leaked document shows the European Commission is considering pushing back a decision on... Read more

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Blog: Is ecodesign being left behind in the EU’s sustainability drive?

Blog: Is ecodesign being left behind in the EU’s sustainability drive?

While it’s all-systems-go for much of the European Commission’s green deal agenda, campaigners are growing worried that product sustainability risks being left in the dust. Robert Hodgson examines what is at stake.

Climate

Interview: Why the EU plays a ‘fundamental’ role in the Arctic

Interview: Why the EU plays a ‘fundamental’ role in the Arctic

ENDS speaks to Anders Turesson, chair of the Arctic Council’s Arctic monitoring and assessment programme and former chief climate negotiator for Sweden, about how the EU can help address the region’s unfolding environmental crisis.

News in brief: More Energy Charter Treaty woes, broad support for ICE ban, call for EU soil protection

In other news this week: Uniper has announced it will become the second German utility to sue the Dutch government over its coal phase-out plans, a survey finds broad support for phasing out the internal combustion engine by 2030, and MEPs call for EU measures to promote soil health.

Markets & Corporate

‘Lack of ambition’: Leaked corporate reporting proposals draw concern

A coalition of NGOs has said that the European Commission’s efforts to improve the forthcoming Non-Financial Reporting Directive falls short of ambitions to regulate polluting companies regardless of their size.

Markets & Corporate

ETS expansion ‘puts carbon price surge at risk’

The EU emissions trading system showed resilience last year, despite a pandemic-induced drop in emissions coupled with Britain’s withdrawal, but a looming expansion may stress currently covered sectors, says a new report.

Politics & Law

Climate Law: Green MEP accuses Canfin of undermining parliament in talks

The chair of the European Parliament’s environment committee is pushing negotiators to accept the EU Council’s offer of a 52.8% emissions reduction target by 2030, German MEP Michael Bloss claimed on Thursday.

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Markets & Corporate

Interview: How a German steel giant aims to reach net zero

Interview: How a German steel giant aims to reach net zero

Dr. Arnd Köfler, chief technical officer at industrial giant ThyssenKrupp Steel, tells ENDS about his company’s plans to make steel with hydrogen, the prospect of a ‘green recovery’ and why a carbon border tax comes with a sting in the tail.

Transport

Blog: What is the carbon footprint of building railways?

The European Environment Agency confirmed on Wednesday that trains have a lower carbon footprint than planes and cars, and are the “most sensible mode of travel” considering climate change. But what about the impacts of railways’ construction?

Chemicals

Blog: Chemical-driven infertility threatens new existential crisis

Infertility is on the rise in the western world after decades of exposure to harmful chemicals, according to a sobering new book. What will it take to avert disaster?

Energy

Interview: Why Europe needs an emissions standard for hydrogen production

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, secretary general of Hydrogen Europe, tells ENDS about the group’s five-year journey from ‘a science fiction club’ to a major EU player, and why the bloc should not dismiss hydrogen from fossil fuels.

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The ENDS Europe Infringements Dashboard

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UPDATED: Click through to launch the ENDS Europe Infringements Dashboard, an interactive online tool to help you keep up to date with essential information on environmental infringement proceedings.

Land

IN-DEPTH: Are Europe’s CAP reform plans compatible with the Green Deal?

With MEPs and agriculture ministers coming under fire from green campaigners over their positions on a reformed Common Agriculture Policy. Here’s what is at stake for the environment.

Water

Map: How clean are the EU's bathing waters?

How clean is the water at your favourite swimming site? Click through to view an interactive map with details of the quality of the EU's 22,000 monitored bathing sites in 2019

Climate

Bar chart race: Europe's largest CO2 emitters

Click through to view an animated chart showing how European nations have contributed to climate change since 1750

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