Fisheries MEPs back action on marine plastics

The European Parliament’s fisheries committee strongly backed action against the scourge of plastic pollution.

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In-depth: Scandinavia sets sights on ‘green’ mining boom

Scandinavia aims to strengthen its position as an EU mining powerhouse as part of the bloc’s sustainable raw materials drive, but industry has warned ‘red tape’ is hindering a rapid expansion.

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Green taxonomy: Commission must ‘hold firm’ against fossil gas inclusion

European Commission officials should push back against efforts by member states to bring fossil gas infrastructure into the EU’s green taxonomy, close to a thousand politicians, finance experts and campaigners have said.

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Spanish climate law too little too late, green groups say

NGOs have criticised the lack of ambition in targets for emissions reduction and sustainable mobility in the climate change law approved by Spain’s lower house of parliament yesterday, almost six years after legislation was first promised by then-prime minister Mariano Rajoy.

News in brief: EU renewable power outstrips fossil fuels in 2020

In other news this week: EU renewable power consumption outstrips fossil fuels for the first time, the European Commission opens consultations on forest biomass and marine environment rules, and EU gas infrastructure comes under the spotlight.

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Interview: How a German steel giant aims to reach net zero

Dr. Arnd Köfler, chief technical officer at industrial giant ThyssenKrupp Steel, tells ENDS about his company’s plans to make steel with hydrogen, the prospect of a ‘green recovery’ and why a carbon border tax comes with a sting in the tail.

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