Solar industry sees huge power purchase deal as ‘major milestone’

The EU’s solar power industry has welcomed the 'largest pan-European corporate solar power deal in history' struck by global drinks giant AB InBev as it looks to turn its Budweiser beer brand green

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Member states scupper agreement on green finance rules

France, the UK and a number of eastern European countries have blocked a provisional agreement on establishing a taxonomy for green financial products, with a disagreement over the status of nuclear energy emerging as a key stumbling block


Anxiety over COP25 carbon market talks, while Switzerland joins EU ETS

Talks on global rules for carbon markets have seen some progress at COP25 in Madrid, but the latest texts still contain all the 'contentious and potentially harmful' options as the negotiations move to the ministerial level, an advocacy group has said


Member states commit to a green finance strategy as agreement reached on green taxonomy

EU finance ministers on Thursday set climate action as a regular item for future discussions, while negotiators from the Council and Parliament reached an agreement on the EU's taxonomy of sustainable investments


UN climate talks make slow progress on carbon trading rules

UN climate talks in Madrid are expected today to publish draft rules for international carbon trading, but much more negotiation will be required if the EU’s conditions on upholding the environmental integrity of the Paris Agreement are to be met


EU must strengthen industrial policy to drive decarbonisation, says expert group

EU policymakers must reform public procurement rules, strengthen research and development, and secure industry’s access to alternative energy and feedstocks if high-emitting sectors are to help the bloc reach carbon neutrality by 2050

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