Energy ministers clash over EU’s hydrogen future

European countries are divided over whether to offer EU support for hydrogen made from fossil gas and what to do with existing gas infrastructure as the bloc decarbonises, a policy debate on... Read more

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MEPs warn against inclusion of ‘low carbon’ fuels in renewables directive

A group of 116 MEPs, NGOs and trade associations has urged the European Commission to keep the EU renewable energy directive clear from ‘low carbon fossil fuels’.


Energy Charter Treaty: EU must abandon ‘inferiority complex’ in reform drive

Only the threat of a coordinated withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty will allow the EU to push ahead with plans to bring the controversial agreement in line with the Paris Agreement, a policy conference heard yesterday.


Commission approves German scheme to become offshore wind giant

German plans to subsidise a massive expansion in offshore wind farms are compatible with EU state aid rules, the European Commission has announced.


Commission consults on reforming gas rules as sector pledges 2045 net-zero goal

The European Commission is seeking input on whether it needs to reform rules governing the gas sector to reflect the EU’s climate targets, while industry group Eurogas has said it will bring forward its net-zero goal to 2045.


Battery proposals under scrutiny as member states discuss position

EU member states should agree to drive up the green ambition of the Batteries Regulation proposed by the European Commission last year, green groups have said in the run-up to a meeting of environment ministers on Thursday.

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