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Interview: How a German steel giant aims to reach net zero

Interview: How a German steel giant aims to reach net zero

Dr. Arnd Köfler, chief technical officer at industrial giant ThyssenKrupp Steel, tells ENDS about his company’s plans to make steel with hydrogen, the prospect of a ‘green recovery’ and why a carbon... Read more

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Transport

Blog: What is the carbon footprint of building railways?

The European Environment Agency confirmed on Wednesday that trains have a lower carbon footprint than planes and cars, and are the “most sensible mode of travel” considering climate change. But what about the impacts of railways’ construction?

Chemicals

Blog: Chemical-driven infertility threatens new existential crisis

Infertility is on the rise in the western world after decades of exposure to harmful chemicals, according to a sobering new book. What will it take to avert disaster?

Politics & Law

Blog: Berlaymont, Brussels, one year into the pandemic...

With Brussels still in lockdown a year on from the official declaration of the coronavirus pandemic, it is easy to feel like nothing has changed. But as John Kerry’s visit this week showed, the mood among climate diplomats could hardly be more different.

Climate

Blog: Europe must ‘learn to live with’ threat of disease from climate change

It’s not just Covid-19: a whole range of new diseases threaten to undermine the public health gains of the past few decades as a result of climate change. This week, the European Commission launched an initiative to help assess emerging threats to the EU.

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Energy

Interview: Why Europe needs an emissions standard for hydrogen production

Interview: Why Europe needs an emissions standard for hydrogen production

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, secretary general of Hydrogen Europe, tells ENDS about the group’s five-year journey from ‘a science fiction club’ to a major EU player, and why the bloc should not dismiss hydrogen from fossil fuels.

Transport

Interview: How regional airlines are charting a course for carbon-neutral flights

Interview: How regional airlines are charting a course for carbon-neutral flights

Montserrat Barriga, director general of the European Regions Airline Association (ERA), tells ENDS about the sector’s plans for carbon neutrality, the impact of ‘flight shame’ and its post-pandemic prospects.

Energy

Interview: Can LPG survive the shift to net zero?

Interview: Can LPG survive the shift to net zero?

Samuel Maubanc, general manager at Liquid Gas Europe, talks to ENDS about the liquified petroleum gas sector’s ambition to shift to bio-based feedstock, its prospects in a net-zero Europe and how the fuel could help bridge the urban-rural divide.

Politics & Law

Interview: How to sue governments over climate inaction (and win)

Interview: How to sue governments over climate inaction (and win)

Marjan Minnesma, the director of Urgenda, talks to ENDS about the green group’s historic legal victory over the Dutch government’s climate plans and why similar challenges are unlikely to succeed in other areas of green policy.

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Politics & Law

Who is Virginijus Sinkevičius, the EU’s next environment commissioner?

Who is Virginijus Sinkevičius, the EU’s next environment commissioner?

Lithuanian, 28 years old, minister for economy and innovation since 2017, Virginijus Sinkevicius has been appointed European Commissioner for Environment and Oceans

Climate

Infographic: who sits on the new energy committee?

Infographic: who sits on the new energy committee?

The European Parliament’s industry, research and energy (ITRE) committee’s brief includes proposing amendments to legislative proposals in key climate-related policy areas.

Politics & Law

CHART: Who is on the new Environment Committee?

CHART: Who is on the new Environment Committee?

The European Parliament has decided on who will sit in its committees for the 2019-2014 legislative period - click through for a full list of the new environment committee

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