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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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?
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?
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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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.
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