Pressure mounts on Czechia to accelerate coal phase-out

Green groups have urged Czechia to commit to phasing out coal power by 2030 on the eve of a meeting of a national coal commission they warn is facing political pressure to pick 2038 as its... Read more

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The European Commission has proposed setting mandatory minimum energy performance standards for the EU’s building stock as part of plans to ramp up the rate of energy renovations


European Commission sets sights on reducing global methane emissions

The European Commission hopes to reduce emissions of methane – a potent greenhouse gas – by developing EU monitoring capabilities coupled with voluntary industry action, according to a strategy unveiled on Wednesday


MEPs reject covid recovery funding for fossil fuels

The EU’s multi-billion-euro ‘Recovery and Resilience Facility’ should not be used to bail out oil and gas firms or support fossil fuel infrastructure, the European Parliament’s environment committee has agreed


Spain persuades investors to waive damages awarded over renewables policy changes

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Europe needs to ‘press ahead’ with growing production of green hydrogen, according to German economy and energy minister Peter Altmaier, while energy commissioner Kadri Simson said it presents a ‘universal opportunity’ for economic recovery

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