Renewable sources should meet over a third of the EU’s energy needs by 2030, the European Parliament agreed on Wednesday as it adopted its position ..
News 17 Jan 2018
It would be impractical and unnecessary for the EU to ban the burning of whole trees as a renewable fuel source, climate and energy commissioner ..
News 16 Jan 2018
Ireland’s gas grid operator and research institute NUI Galway have secured EU funding for a renewable gas-based project to lead what they call a “transport ..
News 12 Jan 2018
- Energy,Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy
Current EU renewable energy policy encourages incineration instead of recycling by offering financial incentives for generating energy from residual waste ..
Comment 9 Jan 2018
Current proposals on bioenergy threaten the EU’s ability to meet its international commitments to cut CO2 emissions, Green MEPs warned on Tuesday, a week ahead ..
News 9 Jan 2018
Energy ministers agreed on Monday after gruelling talks that the EU should derive at least 27% of its energy from sustainable sources by 2030 ..
News 19 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 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
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
The consumption of ozone-depleting chemicals in Europe fell by 13% in 2016 compared to the previous year, the European Environment Agency said on Thursday ..
News 14 Sep 2017