Tag : European Union

24 Jun 2016

Brexit: No excuse to ‘go back to year zero’ on climate

As the UK’s vote to leave the European Union sends shockwaves across the world, green groups warn the move cannot be an excuse to “go back to year zero on environmental protection”.

27 Apr 2016

Biodiesel not a solution to EU emissions, warns NGO

Long touted as a way to decarbonise the EU’s transport sector, new analysis from NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) has shown the use of biodiesel could increase emissions by 4% – the equivalent of putting 12 million cars on the road by 2020.

22 Mar 2016

Germany on the brink of 95% emission reductions target

Germany could soon be a step closer to implementing the December’s historic Paris climate agreement with reports it is mulling a target to reduce emissions 95 per cent on 1990 levels by 2050.

08 Mar 2016

EU Commission softens climate stance, all eyes turn to leaders

As EU environment ministers offer their support for more ambitious emission reductions, the Commission could be softening its stance, with its chief negotiator saying that he is open to increasing the bloc’s 2030 target.

26 Feb 2016

Brexit: What does it mean for climate and energy?

On 23 June, the British people will go to the polls to decide whether they want to leave or remain in the European Union.

16 Feb 2016

EU Commission’s energy security plan ‘blind to renewables’

In the first test for Europe’s energy policy since the Paris climate summit, the EU Commission is accused of being ‘blind to renewables’ after it, today, released an energy security proposal which could lock Europe into decades of fossil fuel use.

05 Feb 2016

Brexit would return Britain to being the “dirty man of Europe”

A group of leading environmentalists have warned that the UK could become “the dirty man of Europe” again, with a return to poor air and water quality, filthy beaches and weak conservation laws, if it was to leave the European Union.

27 Oct 2015

EU air pollution rules up in the air as lobbyists threatens ambition

Stricter limits on European methane and ammonia emissions hangs in the balance, as MEPs prepare to vote on new air pollution rules.

21 Sep 2015

EU unveils Paris negotiation position – supporting full phase out of emissions

The EU’s negotiating position for the global climate talks in Paris in December was agreed and published on Friday.

13 Mar 2015

Europe submits UN climate pledges, calls on China and US to follow

Europe’s pledge to cut CO2 emissions in 2030 by 40% compared to 1990 levels sends signals to other developed nations to follow the EU’s lead.