The European Commission intends to abolish the system of ‘greening’ payments made directly to farmers in exchange for environmental protection measures ..
News 29 Nov 2017
The Commission has approved the new capacity mechanism for the jointly operated Irish and Northern Irish electricity market ahead of the first auction of capacity ..
News 27 Nov 2017
Germany‘s law allowing tenants to benefit from solar photovoltaic panels installed on the rooftop was cleared on Monday by the European Commission under EU state ..
News 22 Nov 2017
Estonia and Luxembourg have signed an agreement on the “statistical transfer of renewable energy amounts” that will help the latter meet its binding 2020 renewable ..
News 14 Nov 2017
Border tariffs should be applied to prevent countries outside the EU from gaining a competitive advantage by eschewing climate policies that increase costs for manufacturers ..
News 10 Nov 2017
- Climate,Markets & Corporate,COP23: call to action
Carbon trading lobbies have urged the UN to agree accounting and trading rules that would enable the transfer of credits between emissions trading schemes, ahead ..
Analysis 3 Nov 2017
The Dutch government will use a “modernisation of the tax system” to deliver on its pledge to green and decarbonise the country’s economy ..
News 2 Nov 2017
A wide coalition of environmental organisations launched on Thursday a concerted campaign calling for a European coal phaseout by 2030, and issued a five-point policy ..
News 2 Nov 2017
A legal dispute over a support scheme for renewables is threatening more than a hundred small hydro projects in Italy that had been declared eligible ..
News 1 Nov 2017
The transport sector can deliver the largest environmental benefits within the so-called ‘sharing economy’, according to a Nordic Council study ..
News 20 Oct 2017
- Waste & Resources,General Policy
A new tax approved by the Valencian regional parliament in September will “fatten up the tourist industry” rather than raise revenue for investment in environmental ..
News 11 Oct 2017
Less polluting vessels will pay lower charges to use the port of Hamburg under a proposed review of fees that was announced on Monday ..
News 10 Oct 2017
Subsidies for using solid biomass as fuel is indirectly supporting the coal industry and could be slowing emissions reduction in Europe’s electricity sector, a report ..
News 6 Oct 2017
EU competition officials approved on Friday four state support schemes for renewable energy worth a combined €8.5 billion to deliver 7.5 gigawatts over 20 years ..
News 29 Sep 2017
European Commission proposals to tighten rules on guarantees of origin (GOs) do little to prevent “greenwashing” by electricity suppliers, an MEP has said ..
News 27 Sep 2017