Transport

Commission moots more support for sustainable jet fuel

Commission moots more support for sustainable jet fuel

The European Commission is considering imposing a minimum share of synthetic kerosene or advanced biofuels on airlines’ fuel consumption as part of measures to drive down the sector’s environmental... Read more

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Energy

Fuel of the future? 8 clean hydrogen projects you need to know about

Fuel of the future? 8 clean hydrogen projects you need to know about

Billed as the fuel of the future for high emitting sectors from aviation to steel, hydrogen is rapidly moving up the political agenda. ENDS takes you through eight of Europe’s most innovative projects

Chemicals

IN DEPTH: Chemicals firms fear sweeping regulatory reform under EU green deal

IN DEPTH: Chemicals firms fear sweeping regulatory reform under EU green deal

Industry lobbyists are on the defensive as the European Commission finalises a draft chemicals strategy designed to fulfil the ‘zero pollution’ ambition of its European Green Deal, while green groups issue fresh warnings of undue influence from business interests

Climate

NGOs call for increase of EU climate targets amid heat waves and Covid-19

The EU must ‘urgently’ increase its 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target from 40% to at least 65% and use EU funds to speed up a ‘just transition’, NGOs have said amid concerns of increasing temperatures across the continent

Energy

Green groups raise red flag over Estonia’s renewable subsidies plan

Environmental campaigners have warned that the Estonian government’s plans to change how it supports renewable energy could set a dangerous precedent for EU energy policy if they are approved by the European Commission

Energy

Spain aims to become EU hydrogen giant

Spain could install 4GW of electrolyser capacity by 2030 and export renewable hydrogen to other EU states thanks to its large renewable power potential, according to the government’s roadmap for hydrogen released for consultation last week

Politics & Law

Environment top source of infringement cases, commission says

The European Commission last year opened the most number of legal cases against member states for breaking environmental rules than for any other EU policy area, according to official figures

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Politics & Law

Inside Brussels: The outlook for the rest of 2020

Inside Brussels: The outlook for the rest of 2020

There's set to be a packed agenda when Brussels returns from its summer break, with the commission due to deliver a series of green plans, including its chemicals strategy for sustainability, a European climate pact, a renewed sustainable finance strategy, and more. Here's what you need to know

Politics & Law

Are we going back to normal after the holidays?

Leaders of EU countries are back in Brussels to discuss the continent’s economic recovery following the Covid-19 crisis. It is the first time in months they have met in person. Should workers expect a return to normality when they return to Brussels after the EU institutions’ summer break?

Energy

Blog: In a rainy Brussels, debate around air conditioners heats up

While Brussels was cool and rainy this week, people elsewhere in Europe may have been tempted to rush to the shops and buy air conditioners to cope with the summer heat

Politics & Law

Interview: Climate law rapporteur Jytte Guteland on the need to keep up ambition on emissions cuts despite Covid-19

Swedish MEP Jytte Guteland is the S&D group's coordinator for the ENVI committee, the lead committee for the EU’s proposed climate law, as well as the committee’s rapporteur for the file. In an interview with ENDS, she explains her ambition to maintain the pace for the file despite the challenges caused by the ongoing pandemic

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Water

Map: How clean are the EU's bathing waters?

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

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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