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European Commission’s hydrogen strategy: 10 things you need to know

European Commission’s hydrogen strategy: 10 things you need to know

The European Commission has published its long-awaited strategy to turn the EU into a global hydrogen powerhouse. ENDS takes you through what you need to know

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Auditors slam European Commission for failing to protect pollinators

The European Commission’s attempts to protect pollinators have had little effect, while European pesticides legislation has been a major contributor to their decline, the EU’s auditors have concluded

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EU Commission warned over ‘illegal’ failure to align farming and environment policies

Environmental lawyers have warned the European Commission’s failure to align proposed reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy with commitments in the European Green Deal could be illegal

Climate

Climate scientist: CCS an unproven ‘high risk’ strategy

Policymakers would be making a huge gamble if they assume unproven carbon capture and storage technology will enable ‘low carbon’ hydrogen production from natural gas, a senior research fellow at Chatham House said on Wednesday

Energy

European Commission: ‘Green’ hydrogen revolution needs fossil gas

The European Commission envisages meeting 14% of Europe’s energy needs by 2050 with hydrogen produced only from renewable power, but the hydrogen strategy unveiled on Wednesday raised questions about the role of natural gas in the transition phase

Politics & Law

Merkel: Germany to push for net zero as EU Council president

German chancellor Angela Merkel has launched the German presidency of the EU Council with a call for the bloc to agree a legally-binding goal to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050

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Energy system integration strategy: 12 things you need to know

Energy system integration strategy: 12 things you need to know

The European Commission today unveiled its vision for reforming the EU’s energy sector, dubbed the energy system integration strategy. ENDS takes you through what you need to know.

Climate

Interview: 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

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

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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