The EU recorded a 7% increase in greenhouse gas emissions in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2020, according to the latest estimates from Eurostat.
The European Parliament has so far approved its negotiating position for 10 of the ‘Fit for 55’ climate and energy proposals with healthy majorities. But a deeper look reveals most political factions struggled to find a common position on all the files. Here’s what the voting records show.
The French government has said it does not support plans to fast track a new gas pipeline connecting Spain and France, despite support for the project from Berlin and Madrid.
Experts at the European Food Safety Authority have said two non-native insects – the larch caterpillar and the green shield scale – should be treated as threats to a range of fruit crops and trees.
A new report has found that leading European food retailers sell krill-fed farmed salmon, supporting a fishery that threatens the Antarctic ecosystem.
The EU has the potential to cut its total oil consumption by a third by 2030 through energy efficiency measures, electrification and tax reforms, according to a study by Transport & Environment.
The European Commission has approved €149m in state aid for a Romanian scheme to support the production of renewable hydrogen, but an expert has warned the country has a “long way to go” to develop the sector.
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As the European Commission prepares its ‘winter preparedness’ plan for possible gas shortages, member states are ramping up measures to ease the burden of rising prices on citizens. Some are greener than others.
The partial collapse of the Punta Rocca glacier in the Italian Alps, which last Sunday caused the death of at least 10 people with two more still missing at the time of writing, has been explicitly attributed to climate change.
Laura Cozzi, the head of the International Energy Agency’s energy modelling team, talks about the overlooked ways the EU can slash greenhouse gas emissions and boost its energy security.
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