Ursula von der Leyen, president designate of the European Commission, has said she would propose increasing the EU’s 2030 climate change goals to halve emissions ..
News 10 Jul 2019
The need for a rapid, large-scale expansion of new energy infrastructure to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 poses a challenge to protected areas, a European ..
News 16 May 2019
Although passenger planes have flown thousands of times with biofuel-kerosene blends in their tanks, the total amount of aviation biofuels used worldwide remains negligible ..
Comment 21 Jan 2019
The Finnish biofuel producer and oil refiner Neste disputed on Wednesday claims in a report by environmental campaigners that it plans to use palm oil ..
News 9 Jan 2019
EU environment ministers have backed European Commission proposals for the bloc’s first ever CO2 emission reduction targets for trucks, despite MEPs and environmentalists demanding higher ..
News 3 Jan 2019
The EU Court of Justice rejected on Thursday a call by Poland to scrap legislation designed to increase the cost to industry of emitting greenhouse ..
News 21 Jun 2018
- Transport,Waste & Resources,Pollution,Nature
Ministers of the Baltic coastal states and the EU have said they are unlikely to restore the environmental and conservation status of the sea by ..
News 7 Mar 2018
Restrictions on cruise ships’ emissions are being fast-tracked in Iceland after high concentrations of ultrafine particles and black carbon were detected in Reykjavik last week ..
News 4 Sep 2017
A full ban on heavy-fuel oils in ships operating in the Arctic would reduce environmental risks drastically while cutting clean-up costs for operators, researchers have ..
News 20 Apr 2017
The UK, Germany, Spain, the Czech Republic, Greece, Lithuania and Luxembourg all failed to design or apply penalty systems to stop carmakers such as Volkswagen ..
News 8 Dec 2016
- Energy,Markets & Corporate,Nature
The European Commission should increase import duties on palm oil linked to deforestation, according to an MEP drafting the European Parliament’s position on the issue ..
News 16 Nov 2016
New rules to prevent the spread of invasive aquatic species in ship ballast water have finally come into force ..
News 13 Sep 2016
- Climate,Pollution,Markets & Corporate,Nature
The seven largest political groups in the European Parliament have sent a joint letter to the European Commission urging it not to use carbon offsets ..
News 10 Jun 2016
- Climate,Transport,Pollution,General Policy,Nature
Ambitions to increase the proportion of income from green taxes to 10% of all tax revenues across the EU are far from being met, according ..
News 26 Apr 2016