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Carbon levy, plastic tax hailed as potential game-changers for EU budget

By |februar 19th, 2020|EU budget 2021-2027, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, plastic tax|

Proposals to allocate 20% of revenues from carbon trading to the EU budget, combined with a new tax on plastic waste, could help plug the hole left by Britain’s departure from the European Union, as leaders meet tomorrow to agree on the bloc's first post-Brexit budget.

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Oil giant BP seeks to ‘reinvent’ itself with 2050 zero carbon goal

By |februar 13th, 2020|2050 carbon neutrality, BP, EU long term strategy 2050, net zero, News, oil and gas industry|

BP set one of the oil sector’s most ambitious targets for curbing carbon emissions on Wednesday (12 February) as new chief executive Bernard Looney began the biggest revamp in the company’s 111-year history.

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Parliament backs EU list of energy projects, ignoring Greens

By |februar 12th, 2020|News, PCI list|

The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday (12 February) against a motion to reject a proposed list of priority energy projects, ignoring the demands of Greens and leftists who warned against funding new gas infrastructure that risks bei...

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MEPs urge reviewing EU list of energy projects in light of Green Deal

By |februar 11th, 2020|energy interconnectors, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), LNG, natural gas, News, PCI list|

Members of the European Parliament have written to the European Commission, voicing concern that EU spending on LNG and other gas projects “may not be in line with the Union’s climate commitments under the Paris Agreement”.

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EU working on plans to expose climate impact of natural gas

By |februar 11th, 2020|fracked gas, methane, methane emissions, News, oil and gas industry|

The European Commission is preparing a strategy to curb methane emissions from the oil and gas industry, including fracked LNG imported from the US. But the timing is uncertain because officials are still busy collecting data on which to base...

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EU way off the mark on energy savings goal, latest figures show

By |februar 7th, 2020|2020 climate and energy targets, 2020 energy and climate targets, 2030 climate and energy targets, News|

The EU’s statistical office, Eurostat, published new figures on energy consumption for 2018 this week (4 February). As expected, they weren’t good, with the EU as a whole set to miss its 2020 energy efficiency objective by a margin of up to 5%, in what campaigners called the "biggest miss" of all 2020 targets.

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Danish MEP: ‘Sector coupling is absolutely key for Europe’s climate and energy ambitions’

By |februar 7th, 2020|Morten Petersen, News, sector coupling, Sector Integration|

When it comes to energy regulations, the EU tends to legislate in silos, writing directives on renewables, energy efficiency or electricity and gas markets. But with the upcoming sector coupling strategy, it needs to do exactly the opposite, says Morte...

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Europe plans to harness ‘power of data’ in support of Green Deal

By |februar 6th, 2020|News|

The EU Green Deal “needs digitalisation as an enabler for decarbonisation” in all sectors of the economy, including transport and energy, the European Commission says in a draft policy document, seen by EURACTIV.

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Offshore wind boom ‘not enough’ to reach EU climate goals

By |februar 6th, 2020|News, offshore wind, wind energy|

A record 3.6 gigawatts of new offshore wind capacity was added across Europe in 2019, but the pace of deployment is still too slow to reach Europe’s ambitious climate targets, according to new industry figures published on Thursday (6 February).

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Power shift: EU coal output falls 24% in 2019

By |februar 5th, 2020|coal phase-out, News, solar energy, wind energy|

Global warming emissions from the power sector fell by 12% last year, led by a steep decline in coal power generation, which was replaced half by natural gas and half by renewables, according to fresh data published on Wednesday (5 February).

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