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EU doubles down on renewables in response to gas price shock

EU doubles down on renewables in response to gas price shock

Ramping up renewable energy capacity is “the best insurance” against future price surges, the European Commission has said as it launched on Wednesday a toolbox of measures to support member states... Read more

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IEA chief sees room for improvement in EU climate action

Emission reductions under the world’s current climate pledges are “only 20%” of what is needed to limit global warming to 1.5°C, the International Energy Agency has warned in a new report, while its director, Fatih Birol, urged the EU to do more to support global ambitions.

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Energy official: EU cannot ban gas boilers ‘overnight’

The European Commission does not plan to propose an efficiency standard that would end the sale of fossil fuel powered heating systems, an official from the executive’s energy directorate said on Tuesday.

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Power industry fears panic over soaring energy prices could scupper green transition

The European electricity industry is worried that divergent member state responses to rising energy prices may jeopardise EU climate ambitions and slow down the build-out of renewables.

Waste

Waste campaigners make case for extending ETS to incinerators

Making waste-to-energy plant operators pay for their CO2 emissions would incentivise waste prevention and recycling, while the plans of some to use carbon-capture technology are little more than an “expensive distraction”, campaigners argue on the basis of reports released this week.

Energy

Pressure mounts on EU after UK pledges clean grid by 2035

Campaigners and analysts have urged EU member states to follow in the footsteps of the UK by planning to phase out all fossil fuel power capacity by 2035.

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