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A raft of industry groups has called for the EU to set a concrete target for renewable energy to cover half of all heating and cooling in Europe by 2030, as the European Commission prepares to table legislation in the summer in line with the new net 55% emissions reduction target.
The trade association PlasticsEurope has lodged an appeal after the EU’s top court dismissed its complaint about a decision to categorise the additive bisphenol-A as a substance of very high concern.
CO2 emissions could ‘strongly rebound’ this year following a historic decline in 2020 that was driven by coronavirus lockdown measures, the International Energy Association has warned.
The European Securities and Markets Authority has stipulated how companies should disclose the compatibility of their non-financial activities with the new EU Taxonomy Regulation, which sets out what qualifies as environmentally sustainable.
The European Commission has opened an investigation into Germany’s multi-billion-euro plan to compensate lignite operators for closing early, saying it “has doubts that the measure is in line with EU state aid rules”.
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