Commission accused of ‘spin’ over gas projects' climate assurance

Commission accused of ‘spin’ over gas projects' climate assurance

The European Commission has been accused of using 'spin' and 'rhetoric' after it made assurances to MEPs and other critics that fossil gas infrastructure would only receive EU funding if it supports... Read more

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The European Commission must move to protect consumers from exposure to pesticides that are banned in the EU due to lax residue limits for imported produce, campaigners have argued as the executive completes a policy review

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More than €100 million in new LIFE projects announced

The creation of climate risk standards and 'other environmental metrics' to inform investment decisions is among the latest projects approved for support under the LIFE programme, the EU’s only mechanism dedicated to the environment

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EU budget: Council proposal branded 'disappointing'

Campaigners and MEPs have branded as 'disappointing' the long-term budget proposal made by European Council president Charles Michel and sent to EU capitals, saying it decreases the funding for climate action and sustainable agriculture


EU Commission urged to bring forward new 2030 climate date

Germany’s largest green groups have urged the European Commission to bring forward a decision on increasing the EU’s 2030 emissions reduction target to this spring in order to increase the chances of success at this year’s UN climate talks


Calls for Polish coal plant to be cancelled after funding suspended

Two Polish utilities announced on Thursday the suspension of funding for the last new coal plant to be built in the country, the €1.2bn 1GW Ostroleka C

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Biofuels seek new lease of life in climate emergency

Road transport cannot be decarbonised fast enough to get the EU on track to climate neutrality by 2050 without transition options such as biofuels and natural gas, argued delegates at an annual fuels conference in Berlin last week


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Interview: Coal lobby leader on compensation, EU hostility, and securing just transition funds for the sector

Brian Ricketts, secretary general of the European Association for Coal and Lignite (Euracoal), says that the winding up of coal-fired power generation is a political decision, not an economic one, and stresses that the global industry is far from moribund

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Interview: Portugal’s space boss on disappointment with the EU Green Deal, and how satellites can help clean up the oceans

The president of Portugal's space agency, Chiara Manfletti, talks to ENDS about the space sector’s push to merge environmental and technological goals

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