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Blog: Something in the air tonight

Blog: Something in the air tonight

This week saw the debate intensify over what will fuel the EU’s planned hydrogen revolution – should the wonder fuel be produced from the sun and the wind, or also from natural gas?

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Blog: EU climate target haggling gets messy

When environment ministers meet next Tuesday they will discuss the proposed European Climate Law, which sets a 2050 deadline for the EU to bring its net greenhouse gas emissions down to zero. But it is far from certain that agreement can be reached on increasing the bloc's 2030 climate goal

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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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Conditionality: The question mark that hangs over Europe's economic reboot

Conditionality is this week's buzzword, with arguments raging over environmental conditionality quietly raging in a number of policy areas, as well as over the terms and conditions of Air France's €7bn bailout deal, intended to make the airline ‘the most respectful of the environment ... on the planet’

Energy

Blog: Green, blue or grey – Europe's multicoloured energy vision

Now it's Europe's turn for a hydrogen initiative. But it seems unlikely that renewable – also referred to as 'green' – hydrogen will be filling Europe's extensive network of gas pipes any time soon

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Interview: Biodiversity goals 'unachievable' without forest owners

Interview: Biodiversity goals 'unachievable' without forest owners

Gaining the support of Europe's 16 million forest owners will be vital to achieving the EU biodiversity strategy's objectives, says Fanny-Pomme Langue, secretary-general of the Confederation of European Forest Owners

Energy

Interview: Oil sector claims key to zero-emissions engines

Interview: Oil sector claims key to zero-emissions engines

John Cooper, director general of the trade association FuelsEurope, speaks to ENDS about how petroleum refiners envisage that, by mid-century, they could abandon fossil fuels and switch entirely to the production of low-carbon liquid fuels

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Interview: Organic farming leader on meeting ‘challenging’ EU targets

Interview: Organic farming leader on meeting ‘challenging’ EU targets

Eduardo Cuoco, director of IFOAM EU, the European umbrella organisation for organic food and farming, tells ENDS that plans to more than treble the area of organic farmland in Europe are good news, but a ‘big challenge’

Climate

Interview: Cement businesses 'frustrated' at dirty image, ready to change, says industry boss

Interview: Cement businesses 'frustrated' at dirty image, ready to change, says industry boss

Koen Coppenholle, CEO of the organisation representing the cement sector in the EU, tells ENDS how the industry aims to become carbon neutral by mid-century and why the ETS may be ditched after 2030.

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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

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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.

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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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