The European Commission’s energy union vice-president has set out new proposals governing the sustainability of batteries placed on the EU market, in an effort to ..
News 26 Sep 2019
The Belgian government should have conducted a full environmental impact assessment before legislating to upgrade and continue operating two nuclear reactors that were slated for ..
News 30 Jul 2019
Iceland’s four largest emitters of carbon dioxide will explore a technique for capturing and permanently locking away the gas in basalt rock as part of ..
News 24 Jun 2019
- Waste & Resources,Pollution
Technical rules on waste incineration could end up allowing operators to escape tighter emissions limits by adding biomass waste to their fuel mix, the European ..
News 14 Jun 2019
- Climate,EU's Circular Economy
Even the most energy intensive industries in Europe can cut net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by mid-century without ruining their competitiveness, according to a ..
News 25 Apr 2019
The European Parliament has given its backing to a provisional agreement on the EU’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme, which will include a sharper ..
News 17 Apr 2019
The cement sector has barely made any progress on reducing its total carbon emissions in part because of a lack of clear policies to promote ..
News 12 Apr 2019
Environmental organisations are calling on EU governments to prepare a climate plan for energy intensive industries, as EU ministers begin talks on the EU’s long-term ..
News 15 Feb 2019
Environmental groups have attacked proposals to use EU funding for a waste-burning plant in Bulgaria they say does not comply with the requirements of the ..
News 4 Dec 2018
The regional government of Asturias in north-west Spain has been ordered to tighten pollution limits in a permit granted to the coal-fired power station Soto ..
News 4 Aug 2017
All pollution permits held by large combustion plants will be reviewed in the next four years to ensure compliance with stricter EU standards by mid-2021, ..
News 1 Aug 2017
- Climate,Energy,Transport,Waste & Resources
More than half of EU governments want to stick with or weaken the European Commission’s draft Effort Sharing Regulation on climate change, groups warn ..
News 28 Mar 2017
The European Commission has begun work to set new binding limits on pollutants in waste gas from chemical plants, with a first draft expected late ..
News 16 Mar 2017
Stakeholders have generally welcomed a common position on rule changes to the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS) reached by environment ministers on Tuesday ..
News 1 Mar 2017
- Pollution,General Policy,Nature
EU legislation should be revised to require member states to take on subsidiary liability for damage to the environment, an MEP has proposed ..
News 24 Feb 2017