Climate

Czech coal commission ‘not credible’

Campaigners have attacked a government body tasked with deciding how and when the Czech coal industry should end.

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Climate

Commission ‘must reconsider’ scrapping Effort Sharing Regulation

Plans to phase out or considerably alter a key EU law requiring member states to cut greenhouse gases in sectors outside the emissions trading system risk undermining the net-zero transition, green groups have warned.

Energy

Coal phase-out: German plans ‘in line with EU competition law’

The German government’s plans to compensate hard coal power plants that shut down early to meet its climate objectives have been given the green light by the European Commission.

Markets & Corporate

Ombudsman slams EU executive over BlackRock contract

The European Commission has come under fire for ignoring a potential conflict of interest when it engaged US asset management firm BlackRock to produce a study on integrating environmental, social and governance objectives into EU banking rules.

Transport

Environmental groups urge EU to tackle aviation’s non-CO2 climate pollution

Environmental groups are urging the European Commission to address the climate impact of non-CO2 pollution from aircraft, after the EU executive’s own analysis warned of warming effects worse than those of carbon dioxide.

Transport

Discussions on future emissions standard worry motor industry

Plans for a successor to the EU’s current ‘Euro 6’ vehicle emission standard “would have severe consequences for the automotive industry”, five trade associations have said.

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