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Inside Brussels: The outlook for the rest of 2020

Inside Brussels: The outlook for the rest of 2020

There's set to be a packed agenda when Brussels returns from its summer break, with the commission due to deliver a series of green plans, including its chemicals strategy for sustainability, a... Read more

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Are we going back to normal after the holidays?

Leaders of EU countries are back in Brussels to discuss the continent’s economic recovery following the Covid-19 crisis. It is the first time in months they have met in person. Should workers expect a return to normality when they return to Brussels after the EU institutions’ summer break?

Energy

Blog: In a rainy Brussels, debate around air conditioners heats up

While Brussels was cool and rainy this week, people elsewhere in Europe may have been tempted to rush to the shops and buy air conditioners to cope with the summer heat

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Blog: Europe’s heavy metal problem

The European Green Deal is now well underway, with Ursula von der Leyen’s commission publishing to much fanfare an avalanche of green roadmaps and strategies. But behind the scenes, officials are still wrangling over proposals to restrict one of Europe's oldest pollutants

Air

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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Interview: Climate law rapporteur Jytte Guteland on the need to keep up ambition on emissions cuts despite Covid-19

Interview: Climate law rapporteur Jytte Guteland on the need to keep up ambition on emissions cuts despite Covid-19

Swedish MEP Jytte Guteland is the S&D group's coordinator for the ENVI committee, the lead committee for the EU’s proposed climate law, as well as the committee’s rapporteur for the file. In an interview with ENDS, she explains her ambition to maintain the pace for the file despite the challenges caused by the ongoing pandemic

Climate

Interview: Former IPCC scientist Dr William Moomaw calls for radical rethink of EU policy

Interview: Former IPCC scientist Dr William Moomaw calls for radical rethink of EU policy

As the European Commission prepares to deliver a new EU forest strategy early next year, William Moomaw, professor emeritus of international environmental policy at Tufts University, argues the EU should seize the opportunity to use much of its forested land to lock away carbon dioxide. But first, Europe should stop burning trees as a supposedly renewable energy source that, Moomaw argues in an interview with ENDS, is nothing of the kind

Land

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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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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