The European Parliament’s industry and energy committee agreed on Tuesday that 35% of energy consumed in the EU should come from renewable sources by 2030 ..
News 28 Nov 2017
The European Parliament’s environment committee called for stricter rules on crop-based biofuels as it adopted its position on the treatment of biofuels under the revised ..
News 24 Oct 2017
Environmental groups are calling on MEPs to push for tighter rules on the burning of trees and unsorted waste to generate ostensibly renewable energy ..
News 18 Oct 2017
More than half of EU-produced crop biodiesel is made from imported feedstocks, new analysis has revealed ahead of an EP environment committee's vote on the ..
News 17 Oct 2017
Marathon talks over post-2020 reforms to the EU emissions trading system ended in stalemate in the early hours of Friday morning ..
News 13 Oct 2017
The new Dutch coalition government pledges to spend €4 billion to slash carbon emissions, move away from coal-fired plants and introduce a carbon price floor ..
News 11 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
A coalition of environmental groups has called on the EU to abandon biofuel targets for the transport sector and end subsides for crops that compete ..
News 5 Oct 2017
Proposed provisions on the classification of waste in reforms to the EU’s renewable energy directive could lead to perverse incentives to incinerate refuse that could ..
News 3 Oct 2017
Scientific studies confirm an “overwhelming consensus” that biofuel policies increase food prices, a literature review commissioned by environmental groups argued on Friday ..
News 15 Sep 2017
Negotiators from the European Parliament and EU Council have made “solid progress” towards a compromise on reforms to the EU emissions trading system, an Estonian ..
News 14 Sep 2017
The EU moved closer to linking its emissions trading scheme with the Swiss system on Wednesday as the European Commission adopted proposals to conclude a ..
News 16 Aug 2017
MEPs backed on Tuesday the European Commission’s approach to measuring emissions from land use and forestry, while urging countries to boost CO2 absorption by the ..
News 11 Jul 2017
- Climate,Energy,Waste & Resources
The Estonian EU Council presidency has indicated it sees little prospect of political agreement with the European Parliament on any of the climate and energy ..
News 7 Jul 2017
Talks with national government delegates on planned reforms to the EU’s emissions trading system moved forward on Tuesday evening and could be wrapped up by ..
News 28 Jun 2017