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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... Read more

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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.

Energy

IEA alarm as global gas demand surpasses pre-covid levels

The International Energy Agency has said it does not expect global gas demand to develop in line with its net-zero scenario after a strong recovery from last year’s covid-related lockdowns.

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Green credentials of EU covid recovery funding under scrutiny

Phasing out environmentally harmful subsidies, more involvement of NGOs, and green fiscal reforms are among the demands that NGOs have signalled after assessing governments plans to get support from the EU covid recovery funding.

Products

REACH breaches blamed on pandemic driven surge in online shopping

REACH breaches blamed on pandemic driven surge in online shopping

At least 77% of articles reported for non-compliance with chemical rules to the EU’s Safety Gate system came from outside the bloc in 2020, according to an analysis conducted by chemicals industry group Cefic.

Politics & Law

Greens sound alarm over national covid recovery plans

Greens sound alarm over national covid recovery plans

Industrial irrigation systems, building on protected habitats and inappropriate tree planting are among projects that governments plan to support with EU covid recovery funding, the Greens have warned in a letter to the European Commission.

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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?

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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