Council and Parliament reach deal on electric and hydrogen vehicle infrastructure

The EU has moved a step closer to addressing one of the key barriers to the mass uptake of electric vehicles, after governments and MEPs agreed on target for recharging points, and hydrogen... Read more

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Urban waste water: Lead MEP calls for public funding to upgrade treatment

Public money should be used to tackle water pollution from pharmaceutical and cosmetic products alongside extended producer responsibility schemes, the European Parliament’s rapporteur on revised EU rules has said.


Member states sign off on car CO2 limits, other Fit for 55 files

The EU Council has finally given its approval to the deal it struck with MEPs to bring new car tailpipe emissions to zero by 2035, as well as reforms to emissions from the land-use sector, the Effort Sharing Regulation and the market stability reserve.


EU road-hauling cuts ‘unrealistic’ without policy shift, auditors warn

Intermodal transport has been overlooked in the EU’s ambition to boost freight by train and barges, according to a new report, as industry voices concerns about the political influence of the road sector.


Commission defends deal with Germany on role of e-fuels after 2035

The European Commission has said new CO2 standards for cars and vans will be strictly “technology neutral”, after vice-president Frans Timmermans announced a deal with Germany on e-fuels that could allow new vehicles with internal combustion engines after 2035.


ECHA expert committees back ban on PFAS in firefighting foams

An EU-wide phase-out of PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ in firefighting foams has taken a step forward after both expert committees of the European Chemicals Agency signalled they supported the proposal.

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Analysis: Inside the topsy-turvy world of the Energy Efficiency Directive

ENDS Europe looks at the facts, figures and convoluted mathematics behind the Energy Efficiency Directive, a cornerstone of EU climate and energy policy that has troubled governments in the past.


Interview: IPCC author on key lessons from the sixth synthesis report

Oliver Geden, who co-authored the recent IPCC synthesis report, talks to ENDS Europe about ‘highly problematic’ calls from the UN secretary-general for earlier net-zero targets and the promises of carbon capture.


Interview: César Luena on strengthening the Nature Restoration Law

The European Parliament’s rapporteur on new nature restoration rules speaks to ENDS Europe about the pivotal role the Spanish presidency of the EU Council will have in shaping an ambitious text.


Analysis: Slovakia landfills case highlights financial challenges of meeting EU waste targets

Breaches of the Landfill Directive appear regularly in the European Commission’s monthly infringements updates, but why is it such a challenge for some countries to fulfil their obligations?

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