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ECHA consults on five additions to Stockholm Convention

The European Chemicals Agency has asked for feedback on proposals to add more persistent organic pollutants to the Stockholm Convention, most of which are either restricted or listed as substances of very high concern in the EU.


Commission’s renewable hydrogen norms slammed as ‘pure greenwashing’

Green groups have hit out at the EU executive’s proposal to give green hydrogen producers five years before they will have to prove their electrolysers are powered by purpose-built renewable sources.

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Commission defends tapping ETS to support Russian energy phase-out

The proposal to release €20bn worth of emissions allowances to help end Europe’s dependence on Russian oil and gas will not have a major effect on the EU carbon market, a European Commission official has said.


Commission to tackle food waste in revision of Waste Framework Directive

The European Commission plans to set food waste reduction targets as part of a wider revision of EU rules to reduce waste generation and increase re-use and recycling.


POPs: EU member states urged to revise position on dioxin limits

In the run-up to crunch global talks on limits for persistent organic pollutants in waste, a green group has accused the EU Council of pushing for an ‘outrageously high’ limit for dioxins.

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In-depth: Inside Europe’s hunt for more sustainable batteries

A worker assembles an electric car battery in Haiphong, Vietnam, April 2022. The EU wants to ramp up domestic battery manufacturing. Photo: Nhac Nguyen/AFP via Getty Images

Amid supply and sustainability concerns for key raw materials for batteries, industry figures have warned that Europe could be sleeping on greener and cheaper alternative chemistries.

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In-depth: ‘Limits to Growth’ – 50 years on, what have we learnt?

ENDS Europe looks at why it took half a century for political leaders to start taking scientists’ warnings seriously in the ‘Limits to Growth’.


Interview: How to decarbonise Europe’s ports

Maxime Peeters, sustainability expert at the Port of Antwerp-Bruges, discusses the role ports can play in driving down Europe’s industrial emissions.

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Interview: MEP Maria de Graça Carvalho on ending the EU’s reliance on Russian gas

The EPP lawmaker talks to ENDS Europe about reviving the MidCat gas pipeline in light of the war in Ukraine, the role of hydrogen in the EU energy mix and why there is ‘room for improvement’ in the green taxonomy.

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