The EU’s efforts to scale up energy efficiency in buildings continue to move at a glacial pace following inconclusive negotiations between MEPs and government representatives ..
News 6 Dec 2017
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 French government launched on Friday a plan to cut energy consumption in buildings with the aim to hit both environmental and social targets ..
News 27 Nov 2017
Germany and France among others are not on track to meet their 2020 targets for reducing primary energy consumption as of 2015, according to a ..
News 24 Nov 2017
Less than 3% of buildings in Europe would qualify for a ‘A’ rating under the EU’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) system, a think tank, has ..
News 6 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
Most of Germany‘s 16 federal states have a poor record on monitoring compliance with energy and efficiency labelling regulations ..
News 18 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
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
EU member states are discussing how much of their contribution towards the EU’s 2030 renewables target should be delivered by 2025 as they seek common ..
News 22 Sep 2017
The EU must raise its 2030 emissions reduction target to 55% if it is to stand a realistic chance of making its contribution towards limiting ..
News 20 Sep 2017
Large majorities of citizens support the EU’s policies to tackle climate change, an EU opinion poll has found ..
News 18 Sep 2017