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EU Commission considers biofuel targets for aviation

EU Commission considers biofuel targets for aviation

The European Commission published a roadmap on Tuesday to assess the policy options with which it aims to push the uptake of sustainable aviation fuel

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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: EU Commission denies appeal for emissions trading extension

The European Commission called on industries covered by the emissions trading system (ETS) to comply with the established deadline, despite a request by the sector for an extension in response to the Covid-19 economic slowdown

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Governments defending national industries ‘weakened titanium dioxide rules’

Lobbying by industry groups and support from EU member states has weakened new rules on titanium dioxide (TiO2), which was classified as a “suspected carcinogen” earlier this month, a transparency group has said.

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Exclude climate spending from deficit rules in face of Covid-19 economic crisis, say NGOs

Environmental groups have appealed to the EU to exclude government investment in decarbonisation from national deficit calculations to help accelerate the shift to a sustainable economy in the face of the Covid-19 crisis

Energy

EU coal capacity down 7.5GW, study finds

EU countries retired 7.5 gigawatts (GW) of coal power capacity in 2019, representing more than a fifth (22%) of coal capacity retired globally, an annual survey by Greenpeace International, the Sierra Club, and the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air has shown

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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.

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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

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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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‘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'

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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

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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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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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