Markets & Corporate

Commission trumpets success of first EU green bond sale

The EU is set to lead the world in issuing ‘green’ bonds, budget commissioner Johannes Hahn has said, but the market could be limited by a shortage of genuinely sustainable investments.

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Energy

Romania plans coal power exit by 2032

The Romanian government has confirmed it will shut down all of its coal power plants by 2032, with the lion’s share to go by 2025, as campaigners warn that investors in dozens of Europe’s coal plants enjoy protection under the controversial Energy Charter Treaty.

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EU to debut green bond sales this year

The EU will issue a first batch of green bonds in October to part fund its multi-billion-euro pandemic recovery plan, the European Commission announced on Tuesday.

Climate

Towns and cities in Europe’s south falling behind on green investment

European municipalities, especially those in southern Europe, face an investment gap on climate change adaptation and mitigation, a survey by the European Investment Bank has found.

Energy

No post-covid rebound in EU power sector emissions

Fossil fuels are undergoing a “rapid decline” according to a new analysis that shows CO2 emissions from the EU’s power sector plunged by 12% in the first half of the year compared to pre-pandemic levels even as demand came roaring back.

Politics & Law

Infringements: Green cases dominated again in 2020

The European Commission opened more infringement procedures relating to the environment than any other policy area last year, while more than 50 green breaches remained unresolved even after a ruling by the EU court.

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Transport

Blog: Physical presence and modal shift

Blog: Physical presence and modal shift

The Brussels government has set its sights on big post-pandemic changes to tackle air pollution in the Belgian capital. Could it herald a revolution for the notoriously congested European quarter?

Politics & Law

Blog: Thoughts turn to air quality as Brussels locks down again, MEP campaign takes an unprecedented turn

Blog: Thoughts turn to air quality as Brussels locks down again, MEP campaign takes an unprecedented turn

With Europe entering a new period of covid restrictions, will we see a return to the clear skies of Lockdown 1.0? And what will it mean for the EU’s packed legislative schedule?

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Blog: Trains, not planes and automobiles

Blog: Trains, not planes and automobiles

With the coronavirus pandemic resurging across Europe, and the threat of fresh lockdowns looming, what will it take to keep plans for the European Year of Rail in 2021 on track? Richard Weyndling investigates

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