Energy

European Commission’s hydrogen strategy: 10 things you need to know

European Commission’s hydrogen strategy: 10 things you need to know

The European Commission has published its long-awaited strategy to turn the EU into a global hydrogen powerhouse. ENDS takes you through what you need to know

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Energy system integration strategy: 12 things you need to know

Energy system integration strategy: 12 things you need to know

The European Commission today unveiled its vision for reforming the EU’s energy sector, dubbed the energy system integration strategy. ENDS takes you through what you need to know.

Water

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

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

Land

Auditors slam European Commission for failing to protect pollinators

The European Commission’s attempts to protect pollinators have had little effect, while European pesticides legislation has been a major contributor to their decline, the EU’s auditors have concluded

Politics & Law

EU Commission warned over ‘illegal’ failure to align farming and environment policies

Environmental lawyers have warned the European Commission’s failure to align proposed reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy with commitments in the European Green Deal could be illegal

Climate

Climate scientist: CCS an unproven ‘high risk’ strategy

Policymakers would be making a huge gamble if they assume unproven carbon capture and storage technology will enable ‘low carbon’ hydrogen production from natural gas, a senior research fellow at Chatham House said on Wednesday

Energy

European Commission: ‘Green’ hydrogen revolution needs fossil gas

The European Commission envisages meeting 14% of Europe’s energy needs by 2050 with hydrogen produced only from renewable power, but the hydrogen strategy unveiled on Wednesday raised questions about the role of natural gas in the transition phase

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Climate

Interview: IPCC scientist Dr William Moomaw calls for radical rethink of EU policy

Interview: IPCC scientist Dr William Moomaw calls for radical rethink of EU policy

As the European Commission prepares to deliver a new EU forest strategy early next year, William Moomaw, professor emeritus of international environmental policy at Tufts University, argues the EU should seize the opportunity to use much of its forested land to lock away carbon dioxide. But first, Europe should stop burning trees as a supposedly renewable energy source that, Moomaw argues in an interview with ENDS, is nothing of the kind

Politics & Law

Blog: Europe’s heavy metal problem

The European Green Deal is now well underway, with Ursula von der Leyen’s commission publishing to much fanfare an avalanche of green roadmaps and strategies. But behind the scenes, officials are still wrangling over proposals to restrict one of Europe's oldest pollutants

Air

Blog: Something in the air tonight

This week saw the debate intensify over what will fuel the EU’s planned hydrogen revolution – should the wonder fuel be produced from the sun and the wind, or also from natural gas?

Land

Interview: Biodiversity goals 'unachievable' without forest owners

Gaining the support of Europe's 16 million forest owners will be vital to achieving the EU biodiversity strategy's objectives, says Fanny-Pomme Langue, secretary-general of the Confederation of European Forest Owners

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Land

The economic case for putting nature at the heart of Europe’s recovery

The economic case for putting nature at the heart of Europe’s recovery

COMMENT: If the European Commission intends to put nature at the heart of the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, then its plan only goes half the distance, say Luc Bas and Lucy Almond

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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