Madrid in quandary as Spain’s top court rejects low emission zone law

The Spanish supreme court has struck down the ‘Madrid Central’ low-emission zone introduced in 2018, meaning the city council will have to approve replacement regulations within two months or face... Read more

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German parliament pulls crunch vote on industrial emissions

The upper house of the German parliament did not vote to approve a law implementing EU emission standards for large combustion plants on Friday, signalling that the legislation could be revised.


Doctors and health campaigners urge MEPs to act on air pollution

The European Parliament should demand tougher EU rules on air pollution when it adopts a resolution on the matter next week, environmental campaign groups and medical associations have told MEPs.


‘Enough is enough’: EEB walks out of BREF talks

The European Environmental Bureau has refused to participate in a meeting on revising EU industrial emissions guidance today, in protest at an alleged lack of transparency.


Germany hails dramatic improvements to air quality

Air pollution levels in most German cities fell markedly last year, even without including the impact of coronavirus lockdowns, in a sign that ‘environmental policy works’, the federal government has said.


Industrial Emissions Directive needs overhaul, say green groups

The lack of controls on greenhouse gas emissions in EU rules on pollution from industry have left it unfit to support the bloc’s climate goals, according to a coalition of environmental NGOs.

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