Energy

Spanish government approves tender for localised radioactive waste storage

Long-standing confusion and controversy surrounding plans for the storage of high-level waste from Spain’s nuclear plants have increased after the government announced a tender to build localised... Read more

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Land

Farming sector ‘can meet’ green deal goals, say EU experts

The European Commission’s targets to cut the environmental impact of farming are feasible, but may come with “trade-offs in terms of production levels and leakage”, according to a new assessment by its in-house experts.

Climate

Commission sets out key part of Adaptation Strategy as fires rage in Mediterranean

The European Commission has published guidance to help project developers to ‘climate proof’ infrastructure, as promised in this year’s Adaptation Strategy, while Italy, Greece and Turkey battle raging forest fires.

Energy

No post-covid rebound in EU power sector emissions

Fossil fuels are undergoing a “rapid decline” according to a new analysis that shows CO2 emissions from the EU’s power sector plunged by 12% in the first half of the year compared to pre-pandemic levels even as demand came roaring back.

Chemicals

EU cracks down on cancer-causing chemicals in artificial turf, playgrounds

The legal limit for a group of carcinogenic organic chemicals found in granules and mulches used in artificial pitches and other recreational grounds will be dramatically tightened next year under a new EU regulation.

Politics & Law

COP15: Major biodiversity summit to be delayed again to 2022, negotiators told

A COP15 co-chair has told negotiators to expect the biodiversity summit to take place in May 2022, as green groups have warned policymakers not to use the delay as an “excuse for inaction”.

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Land

Policy briefing: What’s in the new EU Forest Strategy?

Policy briefing: What’s in the new EU Forest Strategy?

The European Commission presented on 16 July a communication setting out how it will seek to protect EU forests in line with its climate and biodiversity goals. Here’s what you need to know.

Chemicals

Interview: What’s next in the global fight against chemicals and waste pollution

Dr Rolph Payet, executive secretary for the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, speaks to ENDS about the impact of the covid crisis on international cooperation, the threat of ‘forever chemicals’ PFAS, and the prospect of a new treaty on plastic waste.

Energy

Interview: Gas lobby chief on why the industry won’t go the way of coal

Eurogas president Didier Holleaux speaks to ENDS about the gas industry’s plans for carbon neutrality, the controversy over ‘blue’ hydrogen, and why the EU should not scrap its gas infrastructure.

Transport

Explainer: How Fit for 55 aims to slash transport emissions

After last week’s unveiling of the European Commission’s ‘fit for 55’ package, ENDS delves into the proposals aimed at transport emissions.

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