Politics & Law

European Commission unveils controversial forest strategy

European Commission unveils controversial forest strategy

A controversial forest strategy presented on Friday completed the first batch of the EU’s ‘fit for 55’ legislative package proposed by the European Commission to cut the bloc’s carbon emissions by... Read more

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Energy

Spain’s nuclear regulator blocks uranium mining project

Spain’s nuclear regulator this week withheld authorisation for a uranium ore processing plant, effectively killing off long-running efforts by the Australian-owned Berkeley Energía to open Europe’s largest uranium mine at Retortillo in the province of Salamanca.

Land

MEPs press Slovenian presidency on agriculture and forestry plans

Members of the European Parliament’s agriculture committee have welcomed aspects of Slovenia’s farming agenda as it takes on the rotating presidency of the EU Council, and called for action on organic produce, international trade and forestry policy.

Land

Industry calls for ‘rewrite’ of forest strategy as Commission brings draft forward

Representatives of the forestry industry are calling for a ‘rewrite’ of the EU Forest Strategy that the Commission is planning to publish as part of the ‘fit for 55’ package, after being alarmed by the content of a recent leaked draft.

Energy

EU biomass plans for 2050 ‘totally unrealistic’

The EU plan to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 would more than double demand for biomass, outstripping “realistic supply of forest wood and energy crops” by 50-100%, a new report has revealed.

Politics & Law

Spain failed to halt destruction of valuable wetland habitat, EU Court rules

Spain has failed over a prolonged period to protect groundwater resources in the Doñana UNESCO-listed wetland in the south of the country from depletion by intensive agricultural irrigation and drinking water demand, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

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