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Revolt brewing against EU’s ‘unrealistic’ climate goals

By |december 5th, 2019|Andrej Babis, Frans Timmermans, News|

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has threatened to veto Europe’s goal of becoming the first climate neutral continent in the world by 2050, adding his voice to a growing chorus of discontent as EU leaders prepare for heated climate discussions at a summit in Brussels next week.

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‘People’ to take centre stage in EU Commission’s new energy policy

By |december 5th, 2019|News|

“People, planet and partnerships” will be the three pillars of the European Commission’s energy policy in the next five years, said Kadri Simson, the EU’s recently-appointed Energy Commissioner, announcing a “massive renovation wave” to tackle energy poverty.

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EU leaders to push for climate neutrality at next week’s summit, draft shows

By |december 4th, 2019|News|

European Union leaders meeting in Brussels next week will push to agree to put the bloc on net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, their draft joint statement showed on Monday (2 December), heralding a bitter fight looming at their gathering.

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Europe’s environment ‘at a tipping point’, EU agency says

By |december 4th, 2019|2030 climate and energy targets, 2050 climate strategy, Biodiversity, European Environment Agency, News|

Europe faces environmental challenges “of unprecedented scale and urgency,” according to a comprehensive overview of air, land and water ecosystems published on Wednesday (4 December) by the European Environment Agency.

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LEAKED: Brussels’ draft proposal for a European Green Deal

By |november 29th, 2019|News|

The incoming European Commission of Ursula von der Leyen is preparing a raft of new climate and environmental laws as part of a European Green Deal due to be unveiled on 11 December. EURACTIV got hold of a first draft, which is still subject to change.

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European Parliament declares climate emergency

By |november 28th, 2019|climate emergency, News, Pascal Canfin|

The European Parliament voted by a large majority on Thursday  (28 November) in favour of a resolution declaring climate emergency in Europe, piling pressure on the EU’s new  Commission to deliver an ambitious European Green Deal after it takes office next month.

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Power and gas ‘coupling’ seen as key to EU’s zero-carbon quest

By |november 28th, 2019|electrification, hydrogen, News, sector coupling|

As Europe moves towards net-zero emissions, policymakers are looking at all available sources of energy, including new low-carbon gases like hydrogen, to decarbonise at least cost. But direct electrification – of transport, industry and buildings – remains the top priority for the European Commission.

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New EU chief flags climate policy as Europe’s ‘new growth strategy’

By |november 27th, 2019|News|

The new President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, cited climate policy as the most pressing issue facing her new executive team, which was officially confirmed by a vote in the European Parliament on Wednesday (27 November).

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Global warming emissions hit new record in 2018, UN says

By |november 27th, 2019|climate crisis, climate emergency, News, UNEP|

Temperatures can be expected to rise by 3.2C this century under current national pledges, threatening to bringing "wide-ranging and destructive climate impacts,” international climate experts warned on Tuesday (26 November).

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European Parliament splits over climate emergency motion

By |november 26th, 2019|climate emergency, News, Pascal Canfin|

Green lawmakers in the European Parliament have lashed out against a draft motion tabled by centrist MEPs that suggested declaring a climate emergency in Europe, tabling their own motion in response to what they denounced as a “PR-stunt”.

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