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EU leaders back ‘green transition’ in pandemic recovery plan

By |marec 27th, 2020|News|

While attention continues to focus on the urgent health aspects of the COVID-19 outbreak, EU leaders have called on the European Commission to start preparing “a comprehensive recovery plan” that integrates green and digital aspects.

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EXPLAINER: How the ECB can print ‘green money’

By |marec 26th, 2020|News|

As the European Commission starts preparing a recovery plan to counter the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, pressure is growing on the European Central Bank to play its role and use the opportunity to accelerate the green transition. On...

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Poland says virus fallout makes it ‘even more difficult’ to hit EU climate goal

By |marec 26th, 2020|News|

Poland, which relies heavily on coal-fired power stations, will find it even tougher to achieve the European Union’s climate goals because of the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on the economy and companies, the government said on Wednesday (25 March).

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EU carbon market ‘the first victim’ as electricity demand collapses

By |marec 24th, 2020|News|

Every country in Europe has seen electricity demand decrease by 2 to 7% week-on-week as coronavirus-related confinement measures were enforced, according to new research by Ember, a climate think tank. Some analysts are now calling for urgent measures ...

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EU ‘bureaucracy’ risks hampering life-saving medical devices, MEP warns

By |marec 23rd, 2020|News|

The EU’s strict approval procedure for medical devices must temporarily be relaxed during the COVID-19 outbreak in order to allow ramping up production of vital equipment such as ventilators, a German lawmaker in the European Parliament has warned.

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EU cost-benefit study seen backing 55% emissions cut by 2030

By |marec 23rd, 2020|2030 climate and energy targets, climate neutrality, News|

In the middle of the COVID-19 outbreak, the European Commission published last week what would have otherwise been a high-profile initiative: the launch of a cost-benefit analysis of increasing the EU’s climate ambition for 2030 in view of reaching net-zero emissions by mid-century.

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Green Deal facing delays due to coronavirus, EU admits

By |marec 19th, 2020|Biodiversity, critical raw materials, Farm to Fork, Frans Timmermans, News|

The European Commission is having to re-order its priorities in the face of the coronavirus crisis, with “non-essential” initiatives like the biodiversity strategy and the farm-to-fork strategy likely to be delayed by several weeks, EURACTIV understands.

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Europe warned about virus impact on clean tech

By |marec 17th, 2020|batteries, News, solar energy, Solar PV, wind power|

Governments across Europe should keep clean energy top of mind as they consider measures to protect their economies against a likely recession caused by the coronavirus, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has said.

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Volkswagen, Ford halt factories as virus hits workers

By |marec 16th, 2020|News|

Carmakers are taking measures to weather the impact of the coronavirus, with Volkswagen and Ford both announcing temporary suspension of production at factories in Europe amid reported cases of coronavirus among their workforce.

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As Germany closes borders, EU warns of risks to basic supply chains

By |marec 16th, 2020|EU single market, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen warned on Sunday (15 March) that EU countries imposing border checks were threatening supply chains and increasing the risks of shortages. The warning from Brussels came as Germany became the latest EU...

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