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Renewables became EU’s top power source last year - study

Renewables became EU’s top power source last year - study

Suppressed electricity demand helped green sources edge past coal and gas for the first time last year to provide 38% of Europe’s electricity, but a study by Ember and Agora Energiewende shows wide... Read more

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MEPs urged to act as sixth mass extinction event looms

MEPs urged to act as sixth mass extinction event looms

The covid pandemic has brought home the dangers of over-exploiting the natural world, and European politicians must recognise biodiversity loss, climate change and health as inextricably linked, the European Parliament’s environment committee was warned on Thursday.

Climate

Climate emergency intensifies under shadow of covid

Climate emergency intensifies under shadow of covid

Last year was Europe’s hottest ever recorded, and from a global perspective was equalled only by 2016 in terms of highest annual average temperature, the EU’s satellite-based Copernicus Earth observation service reported on Friday.

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Green recovery: UN environment chief warns of EU’s ‘missed opportunities’

EU member states are so far failing to focus their national Covid-19 recovery plans on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, according to the head of the UN Environment Programme.

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Campaigners in EU’s east raise doubts over ‘green’ recovery

Many eastern and central European member states are refusing to consult publicly on how they plan to use money available under the EU’s pandemic recovery fund, raising fears that billions of euros will be channeled to fossil fuel companies.

Air

Pressure mounts on European Commission to tackle air pollution

Pressure mounts on European Commission to tackle air pollution

Airborne fine particulate matter was responsible for the premature deaths of around 417,000 people across Europe in 2018, according to the European Environment Agency, prompting renewed calls for ambitious new anti-pollution measures.

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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?

Transport

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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Blog: New life or back to normal after the coronavirus crisis?

Blog: New life or back to normal after the coronavirus crisis?

Three months ago many countries entered a painful lockdown to limit the spread of novel coronavirus. The result of this situation has been a significant cut in air pollution and carbon emissions, but a recent study suggests they are already rebounding as constraints are lifted

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