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Commission beefs up green criteria for IPCEIs

Innovative cross-border projects backed by member states are unlikely to be approved by the European Commission if they ‘do significant harm’ to the environment, according to updated rules unveiled on Thursday.


Green lawmakers call for delay to taxonomy criteria on nuclear and gas

MEPs have urged the European Commission to further delay a looming delegated act that will set sustainability definitions for gas and nuclear power under the EU’s nascent green standards, while national ministries are exploring legal action if it is adopted.


Leaked gas package: 12 things you need to know

Draft proposals, seen by ENDS Europe, intended to bring EU gas market and distribution rules in line with the European Green Deal have come under fire for lacking climate ambition. Here’s what you need to know.

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MEPs demand exclusion of EU gas support ahead of TEN-E talks

Mere hours before members of the European Parliament’s industry committee begin backroom talks over reforms to the Trans-European Networks for Energy Regulation, a group of MEPs have urged them to push for an end to EU support for gas infrastructure.


Portugal exits coal nine years early

Portugal’s only operational coal-fired power station ceased production last Friday, anticipating the government’s initial 2030 coal phase-out date by nine years and making Portugal the fourth EU member state to exit coal after Belgium, Sweden and Austria.

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