Germany and France back phase-out of gas-fired heating

Germany has backed an energy efficiency requirement for space heating that would effectively prohibit the sale of fossil fuel-fired central heating boilers, even the most efficient gas-fired models.

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EU auditor: ‘Inconsistent’ policies fail to limit water use in agriculture

A special report by the European Court of Auditors has found that EU and national policies are failing to ensure sustainable water use by farmers due to clashing agricultural and water legislation.


EV transition will have ‘minor’ impact on total auto jobs, study finds

While Europe’s automotive industry is set to undergo “massive employment transitions” as it switches to electric models, the number of total jobs in the sector should remain relatively stable, according to a new study.


MEPs call for tighter methane emission rules, continued support for gas projects

Campaigners have criticised the European Parliament’s industry committee for approving a text that would continue to allow natural gas projects to be listed as ‘projects of common interest’, while environment committee colleagues have endorsed the EU Methane Strategy.


Fit for 55: MEPs split on CO2 emissions cuts for cars and vans

Conservative and progressive MEPs expressed stark differences over the European Commission’s proposal to eliminate CO2 emissions from new cars and vans by 2035 in a meeting on Monday, as a top official dismissed the case for promoting low-carbon fuels in the sector.

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Brussels calls on future German government to lead on green issues

Members of the European Parliament have urged Germany’s political parties to form a coalition government as quickly as possible following Sunday’s federal election in order to help tackle Europe’s pressing environmental crisis.

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As Europe feels the heat from climate change, how will voters react?

As Europe feels the heat from climate change, how will voters react?

Voters are growing ever more concerned about climate change, but that does not always translate into electoral success for the greenest parties. Could things be about to change?


Interview: WHO public health director on why the EU needs ambitious air pollution rules

The World Health Organization this week unveiled drastically lower recommended limits for harmful air pollutants in order to protect public health. Speaking to ENDS Europe, Dr Maria Neira, the WHO’s director of public health and environment, urges the EU to be “ambitious” with its own limits too.


Interview: Why a growing consensus means the time is right for bold action on habitat loss

The success of the World Conservation Congress in Marseilles must embolden the European Commission to deliver ambitious proposals for nature restoration in December, IUCN’s European policy director Alberto Arroyo Schnell tells ENDS Europe.

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State of the Union: 9 green initiatives you need to know about

The European Commission will spend more on international climate and biodiversity finance, promote ‘green hydrogen’ investment in Africa, and propose an array of new legislative files tackling environmental problems. Here’s what you need to know.

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