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Chemical industry claims progress in addressing compliance scandal

Chemical industry claims progress in addressing compliance scandal

Firms that joined a sector-wide ‘action plan’ to address widespread failings in compliance with the EU’s REACH chemicals regulation reviewed 1,758 registration dossiers in the second half of last... Read more

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EU circular economy plan: 9 things you need to know

EU circular economy plan: 9 things you need to know

The European Commission unveiled a new action plan on a circular economy, including proposals to tackle plastic pollution and plans for a new 'right to repair'. Here's what you need to know

Energy

Covid-19: Wind energy supply chain risks ‘grinding to a halt’

Supply chain disruption, closing factories and halted installations ‘could make it difficult’ for the wind industry to meet climate objectives, trade group WindEurope has warned

Energy

Renewables share spikes in Germany on the back of Covid-19 crisis

The European power sector has hailed new data from Germany showing half of the electricity consumed in the first quarter of 2020 came from renewable sources, smashing last year’s record, in part due to the industrial shutdown triggered by the Covid-19 crisis

Energy

Rise of renewable PPAs ‘held back’ by company inexperience, report warns

The growth in companies signing renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs) could slow without action to remove regulatory barriers and to raise corporate awareness, says a report by an EU-backed initiative

Land

Campaigners urge ‘fundamental change’ in EU farming policy

More than 80 organisations from across Europe are urging the European Commission and member states to make a ‘fundamental change’ in the way they approach food production

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Blog: a growing chorus for a green recovery from Covid-19

Blog: a growing chorus for a green recovery from Covid-19

Can it really be just three weeks – yes, it's about coronavirus again – since we reported the first signs of the shutdown in Brussels? The end of the second week of the Belgian lockdown that isn't quite a lockdown, has been marked by what Khaled Diab at the European Environmental Bureau has called a growing chorus of voices demanding that the principles of the European Green Deal should form the basis of any post-Covid-19 recovery plan.

Politics & Law

Interview: former EU environment commissioner Janez Potocnik on the need for systemic change and circular economy

Former commissioner for environment and for science and research Janez Potocnik speaks to ENDS about the EU executive’s New Circular Economy Action Plan unveiled this month, a vindication of his conviction that management of natural resources must play in any attempt to create a truly sustainable economic and social model

Climate

Blog: Learning from the coronavirus emergency

This week’s blog is written from London, where many people are roaming freely while most of Europe is in lockdown, grappling with a deadly virus that has already killed some 5,000 people

Energy

Interview: Eurogas secretary general James Watson on decarbonisation, infrastructure, carbon capture, and molecules

Following the row last month over the EU's projects of common interest list, which angered green groups by including gas infrastructure, Eurogas's James Watson speaks to ENDS about his vision for how the gas industry can help the bloc meet its climate change goals

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Politics & Law

‘50 actions for 2050’: von der Leyen unveils her European Green Deal

‘50 actions for 2050’: von der Leyen unveils her European Green Deal

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has promised a radical transformation of the EU economy through the European Green Deal, describing it as 'Europe’s man-on-the-moon moment'

Politics & Law

14 environmental policy and compliance deadlines to look out for in February

Important deadlines relating to chemicals labelling, restriction of hazardous substances and chemicals, plant protection products and rail freight are coming up in January and February

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

Climate

Policy briefing: the carbon border tax

A key promise made by incoming European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, a carbon border tax would protect EU industries producing goods in a less carbon intensive way than their international competitors. ENDS takes a look at what the proposal might mean in practice

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