Politics & Law

Green groups make final push to stop taxonomy ‘greenwashing’

Green groups make final push to stop taxonomy ‘greenwashing’

A coalition of green groups has staged a funeral for an EU taxonomy regulation that may “fatally” endorse nuclear and gas projects and “the knock-on effects for all laws that make reference to it”.

Energy

Interview: How ETS reforms could drive the heat pump revolution

Interview: How ETS reforms could drive the heat pump revolution

Thomas Nowak, the secretary general of the European Heat Pump Association, tells ENDS Europe why extending the EU emissions trading system to buildings could spur on the electrification of heating.

Products

Can cow feed help tackle the EU’s methane crisis?

Can cow feed help tackle the EU’s methane crisis?

As world governments get serious about cutting methane emissions, cattle farming is under the spotlight. The EU is considering whether a new feed additive could help tackle the issue.

Chemicals

Pesticide industry profits dwarfed by societal costs, report says

A new study has found that the direct societal costs of pesticides, along with government support to manufacturers, outweigh the sector’s profits.

Energy

Europe has 750 ‘viable’ low-carbon hydrogen projects in the pipeline

Firms working in the hydrogen sector have unveiled a list of more than 750 “viable investment projects” that aim to produce or deploy the gas in applications ranging from ammonia production to heavy-duty transport.

Energy

Spanish government closes door on uranium mine

Permission has officially been refused for the construction of a plant to process uranium ore at Retortillo in the province of Salamanca, Spain’s ecological transition ministry announced on Friday.

Chemicals

Chemicals roundtable urges clamp-down on non-compliance

The EU should invest more in stopping illegal chemicals entering the bloc, set up a centralised force to enforce compliance and boost resources for national authorities, a group of chemicals sector actors has said.

Chemicals

Researchers point to gaps in EU glyphosate assessment

A new study has identified scientific shortcomings in the ongoing evaluation of glyphosate by EU regulators, as the incoming German government coalition commits to a market withdrawal of the insecticide.

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Interview: Environment director general on what’s next in the European Green Deal

Interview: Environment director general on what’s next in the European Green Deal

Florika Fink-Hooijer, the European Commission’s director general for environment, on what we can expect in ‘game-changing’ new proposals to address deforestation, waste exports and biodiversity loss.

Climate

Interview: CAN Europe’s new director on the EU at COP and Fit for 55

Chiara Martinelli, the new director of Climate Action Network Europe, discusses why the UN climate conference has been a frustrating affair for green groups, the role of the EU at the talks, and what the key battles will be in its ‘Fit for 55’ package.

Land

Interview: Swedish forestry head defends sector’s role in green transition

Viveka Beckeman, director general of the Swedish Forest Industries Federation, talks to ENDS Europe about the potential for Swedish wood to fuel Europe’s transition to carbon neutrality and the industry’s impact on biodiversity.

Transport

Interview: How electric vehicles can further Europe’s green power goals

Arne Richters, the chair of the Platform for Electromobility, talks to ENDS Europe about how the Fit for 55 package could usher in a new era for electric vehicles, what’s needed for a ‘just transition’ in the auto sector, and why hydrogen refuelling points risk becoming stranded assets.

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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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