Interview: How the EU should establish the ‘right to repair’

A shop sign in Deptford, UK. Consumer groups are concerned that the European Commission is not prioritising limiting the cost of product spare parts. Photo: Geography Photos/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Ugo Vallauri, co-director of the Restart Project, speaks to ENDS Europe about what to look out for in the EU’s upcoming ‘right to repair’ proposal, and why tackling the cost of spare parts will be... Read more

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Interview: How industry groups are hindering (and helping) Europe’s climate goals

A man walks past the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, July 2022. The EU executive is one of the more transparent institutions when it comes to recording meetings with lobby groups. Photo: Danil Shamkin/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Rebecca Vaughan and William Aitchison, researchers at think tank InfluenceMap, speak to ENDS Europe about how Brussels-based lobby groups are engaging with EU green policy.


Interview: Why charging infrastructure is missing piece of the green transport puzzle

An electric vehicle charging space in a carpark in Bath, UK. Operators are calling for harmonisation and a more even distribution of public charging points across Europe. Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Lucie Mattera, secretary general of ChargeUp Europe, on how the EU can overcome the barriers to rolling out electric vehicle charging infrastructure.


Interview: Why the energy crisis signals the end of gas as a transition fuel

Europe can turn its energy crunch to its advantage – but only if it makes good on plans to boost energy efficiency and renewables, says Sarah Brown from think tank Ember.


Interview: MEP Martin Hojsík on tackling the chemicals crisis

Parliament’s rapporteur on amending the POPs Regulation speaks to ENDS Europe about what needs to happen next to cut our exposure to hazardous chemicals.


Interview: Why now is the time to rewet Europe

Jane Madgwick, the head of Wetlands International, discusses how to stop wetlands going ‘up in smoke and down the drain’, amid recording breaking heat and drought.

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