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Poland proposes scrapping free EU ETS allowances for aviation

Poland proposes scrapping free EU ETS allowances for aviation

Poland will propose scrapping free CO2 allowances for the aviation sector under the EU emissions trading system at the next Environment Council on 5 March

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European Green Deal: 12 things you need to know about the Just Transition Mechanism

European Green Deal: 12 things you need to know about the Just Transition Mechanism

The European Commission has revealed details of the Just Transition Fund, its first legislative proposal for its flagship economic plan to decarbonise Europe by 2050, the European Green Deal. Here's what you need to know

Energy

‘Costly and unavailable’: Report condemns nuclear power

Nuclear power is more expensive in EU member states than renewables, according to the latest edition of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report

Climate

Climate commitment does not cover current trade talks, says Hogan

The European Commission has been condemned in the European Parliament after trade commissioner Phil Hogan confirmed that its commitment to enshrine the Paris climate agreement in all future free trade agreements will not apply to those currently under negotiation

Waste

Basque waste disaster: lawmakers reject criticism of waste management practices

Two weeks after a mountain of industrial waste collapsed and ignited at Zaldibar landfill site in Bizkaia two workers are still missing, the Bilbao-San Sebastian motorway remains partially blocked and residents are being encouraged to remain indoors because of high dioxin levels

Energy

IEA warns of German dependence on gas imports

The International Energy Agency has praised the German government’s recently signed climate package as ‘step in the right direction’, but warned the energy transition will leave the country ever more dependent on Russian gas

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Politics & Law

Blog: a look ahead to a week of budget clashes

On Monday, MEPs in the environment (ENVI) and industry and energy (ITRE) committees – including post-Brexit newcomers – will kick off the week with a two-day agenda debating an array of green issues, with key clashes expected later in the week over the EU's long-term budget

Climate

Interview: Can the EU force the oil and gas sector to clean up its act?

ENDS talks to Poppy Kalesi, global energy director at NGO Environmental Defense Fund, about the climate threat from methane leakages in the oil and gas sector, and what Brussels can do about it

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Interview: Coal lobby leader on compensation, EU hostility, and securing just transition funds for the sector

Brian Ricketts, secretary general of the European Association for Coal and Lignite (Euracoal), says that the winding up of coal-fired power generation is a political decision, not an economic one, and stresses that the global industry is far from moribund

Chemicals

Blog: Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo is angry... about 'forever chemical' PFAS

Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo this week brought Hollywood glamour to the European Parliament when he visited Brussels as part of a tour to promote Dark Waters, a film based on the real-life story of a US lawyer who waged a legal battle against a major chemicals firm

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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'

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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