Energy

Commission reports renewables now top power source but points to national laggards

Commission reports renewables now top power source but points to national laggards

Renewables overtook fossil fuelled power production in 2020, the European Commission has said in its latest energy market report, but warns some member states are falling behind on their targets.

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Will ‘novel food’ help Europe save the climate?

Will ‘novel food’ help Europe save the climate?

The European Food Safety Authority has been receiving a growing number of applications related to the placing of sustainable alternative proteins on the EU market. Will that help reduce the climate impact of Europe’s food system?

Energy

Interview: Eurelectric head on why permitting delays could derail the energy transition

Interview: Eurelectric head on why permitting delays could derail the energy transition

Speaking to ENDS Europe, Eurelectric secretary-general Kristian Ruby argues that the massive roll-out of wind and solar implied by EU climate targets will require an accommodation between EU energy policy and nature protection rules.

Politics & Law

Farm-to-Fork report: 19 things you need to know

Farm-to-Fork report: 19 things you need to know

The European Parliament adopted on Wednesday its opinion on the Farm-to-Fork Strategy following intense lobbying from green groups and agribusiness. Here’s what you need to know.

Markets & Corporate

Commission eyes stricter green rules in banking sector overhaul

All banks face the prospect of mandatory environmental, social and governance reporting as part of a new proposal by the European Commission’s to better manage risks in the financial sector.

Transport

Rail a viable alternative to a third of Europe’s busiest flight routes - report

Current timetables show train journeys of less than six hours could be taken in place of 34% of Europe’s most heavily used short-haul flights, according to research commissioned by Greenpeace as the European Commission finalises a plan to boost rail travel.

Climate

$100bn climate finance goal set to be three years late

Developed countries are set to miss their pledge to provide $100bn a year in climate finance for developing and vulnerable countries by three years, according to a roadmap published by the COP26 presidency.

Energy

Biodiversity concerns emerge in day two of Sustainable Energy Week

Bioenergy criteria – and worries about biodiversity loss – is emerging as a key political battleground in the European Commission’s proposed ‘Fit for 55’ package as lawmakers struggle to ensure coherence across the climate and energy reforms.

Politics & Law

COP26: Greens warn EU credibility at stake over green taxonomy

Germany must get off the fence on whether to class nuclear power as a sustainable energy source, Green MEPs said on Tuesday while warning France’s determination to secure EU backing for new reactors is leading it into an alliance with central European countries demanding support for fossil gas.

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The Road to Kunming: Europe talks big on biodiversity

The Road to Kunming: Europe talks big on biodiversity

In the opening session of the COP15 on biodiversity, European officials were among those calling not only to halt nature’s startling decline but also to reverse the trend. But will the Commission’s plans for a nature restoration law be up to the challenge?

Climate

Interview: Why a green group is making the case for industrial carbon capture and storage

Jonas Helseth, EU director at Norwegian environmental group Bellona, talks to ENDS Europe about the need for a “no regrets” embrace of CO2 abatement infrastructure to kick-start the EU’s industrial decarbonisation.

Climate

Why ‘safe haven’ Europe cannot escape the effects of climate change

Europe and North America are the regions of the world best able to deal with the threats of climate change, a new study suggests. But what does that mean in a world facing extreme environmental stress?

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Interview: Why the EU’s circular economy plans must go beyond plastic waste

Carsten Wachholz, senior policy manager at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, tells ENDS Europe about the EU’s upcoming reforms to packaging waste rules and why simply replacing plastic with paper is not a sustainable option.

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Land

Policy briefing: EU forest protection

Policy briefing: EU forest protection

ENDS looks at upcoming proposals from the European Commission to protect Europe’s forests, and what they could mean for the booming bioenergy sector.

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Water

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

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

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