More than 600 hazardous chemicals used in food packaging

Of more than 12,000 chemicals that can be used to make food contact materials, five per cent have been flagged as hazardous by an international study.

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Denmark looks into storing green hydrogen as part of renewables drive

Denmark has become the latest North Sea country to unveil plans for a hydrogen production hub to harness surplus power from renewables.

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EU set sights on ‘transatlantic green trade agenda’ with Biden presidency

The EU and US can make climate neutrality “a new global benchmark” and can “set a global template” on green trade once Joe Biden takes up the presidency next year, according to top EU officials.


EU Ombudsman slams pesticide approval practices

The EU Ombudsman has asked the European Commission to stop approving the use of potentially hazardous pesticides before full safety data has been provided by producers.


Germany hails ‘oversubscribed’ first auction to phase out hard coal plants

Stiff competition among coal-fired power plant operators has driven down the total of compensation payments to be disbursed in the first round of auctions under the country’s hard coal phase-out scheme.


Industry calls for focus on ‘sustainable renewable’ fuels

The European Commission should encourage the uptake of sustainably sourced renewable fuels in its upcoming smart mobility strategy, a group of fuels associations has said.

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IN-DEPTH: Are Europe’s CAP reform plans compatible with the Green Deal?

IN-DEPTH: Are Europe’s CAP reform plans compatible with the Green Deal?

With MEPs and agriculture ministers coming under fire from green campaigners over their positions on a reformed Common Agriculture Policy. Here’s what is at stake for the environment.


Interview: A place for metal ore mining in Europe as green deal takes shape

The EU will need a lot more windmills and solar farms as it ramps up its renewable power production – and that means more metals, says Guy Thiran, director general of trade association Eurometaux.


Interview: Former EU climate chief Connie Hedegaard on the bloc’s low-carbon future

The EU’s first climate commissioner Connie Hedegaard talks to ENDS about her return to the Brussels bubble, why COP15 was not the failure many think it was and why the EU should hurry up and agree on a 55% emissions cut.


Interview: Head of EU farming lobby on CAP reform, Brexit and Biden

Pekka Pesonen, head of the EU’s powerful agriculture lobby group COPA-COGECA, talks to ENDS about the Common Agricultural Policy, Brexit and the prospect of Biden in the White House.

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