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    • Climate,Energy

    MEPs back 35% renewables target for 2030

    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 ..
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    • Climate,Energy

    MEPs adopt tighter rules on crop-based biofuels

    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 ..
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    • Energy,Nature

    MEPs urged to ask for stricter rules on burning biomass

    Environmental groups are calling on MEPs to push for tighter rules on the burning of trees and unsorted waste to generate ostensibly renewable energy ..
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    • Energy,Transport

    Half EU crop biofuels from imported feedstock

    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 ..
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    • Climate

    ETS reform talks end in deadlock over coal

    Marathon talks over post-2020 reforms to the EU emissions trading system ended in stalemate in the early hours of Friday morning ..
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    • Climate,Energy

    Ambitious Dutch plan takes wide swipe at carbon

    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 ..
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    • Energy

    EU urged to ban subsidies for co-firing biomass

    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 ..
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    • Energy,Transport

    NGO alliance issues warning over EU biofuel policy

    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 ..
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    • Energy,Waste & Resources

    RED II ‘could promote incineration over recycling'

    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 ..
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    • Climate,Energy

    Biofuel policies ‘result in increased food prices’ – study

    Scientific studies confirm an “overwhelming consensus” that biofuel policies increase food prices, a literature review commissioned by environmental groups argued on Friday ..
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    • Climate

    EU legislators inch closer to ETS deal

    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 ..
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    • Climate

    EU, Switzerland inch closer to linking carbon markets

    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 ..
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    • Climate,Energy

    MEPs back carbon accounting rules for forestry

    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 ..
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    • Climate,Energy,Waste & Resources

    Estonia: Deal on climate proposal a 'tall order' this year

    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 ..
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    • Climate,Energy

    Negotiators eye ETS deal by year's end

    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 ..
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