German ministers urge EU to lead the way at COP25 in Madrid

By |november 15th, 2019|carbon emissions, climate goals, climate plans, CO2, COP25, environmental protection, Germany, Heiko Maas, Kyoto Protocol, NDCs, News, Paris Climate Agreement, Svenja Schulze|

At a Berlin conference to prepare for the UN's annual climate summit (COP25), Environment Minister Svenja Schulze and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas stressed the EU's responsibility in closing the Paris Climate Agreement's remaining gaps, particularly by ...

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Germany’s steel industry not changing practices despite pressure to go green

By |oktober 8th, 2019|carbon emissions, climate goals, CO2, Gas, Germany, heavy industry, hydrogen, News, steel industry|

Germany's energy-intensive steel industry needs to reinvent itself so that it can meet European climate targets and remain competitive. However, there is still a long road to go before the sector goes green. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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EU eyes end of energy tax waivers for air and sea transport sectors

By |september 10th, 2019|air transport, carbon emissions, Climate Change, energy tax, Finnish Presidency, News, sea shipping, Ursula von der Leyen|

The European Union is studying a reform of energy taxes to align them with climate targets, an EU document showed, listing as possible measures higher minimum tax rates, fossil fuel levies and the end of waivers for the air and sea transport sectors.

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German conservatives from the CDU/CSU will face difficult times, says former MP

By |maj 31st, 2019|Angela Merkel, Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen, carbon emissions, Climate Change, climate protection, german climate cabinet, German climate protection law, German Greens, German renewable energy law (EEG), Germany, News|

In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, President of the international climate protection network Energy Watch Group and former Green member of the Bundestag, Hans-Josef Fell, spoke about Angela Merkel's climate heritage, record CO2 emissions and why Ge...

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Europe’s path to carbon neutrality: A move to ‘sobriété énergétique’?

By |november 12th, 2018|2020 energy and climate targets, carbon emissions, carbon neutrality, Energy efficiency, European Commission, News|

What is 'sobriété énergétique' and what is its role in pushing Europe towards its carbon reduction goals? Kamila Waciega explains.  

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Germany faces trillion euro bill to meet climate targets, businesses warn

By |januar 18th, 2018|BDI, carbon emissions, News, Paris Agreement|

Germany will have to spend more than €1 trillion to meet even the lower end of the European Union's 2050 target to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, according to a draft of a study commissioned by the BDI German industry group.

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Europe’s two-faced climate change game

By |september 28th, 2017|Angela Merkel, carbon emissions, Effort-Sharing Regulation, Emmanuel Macron, News, Paris Agreement|

EU member states risk undermining the diminishing confidence Europeans have in the Union by playing a two-faced game on climate change, warns Wendel Trio.

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Palm oil for fighter jets: Under EU attack, producers seek alternatives

By |september 13th, 2017|biodiesel, carbon emissions, deforestation, Enggartiasto Lukita, ILUC, Indonesia, Malaysia, News, palm oil|

Facing a backlash in Europe over palm oil's environmental toll, the world's top producers are scrambling to find new markets and even striking unusual barter deals, such as exchanging Sukhoi fighter-bombers for the edible oil.

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German minister: Berlin needs to halve coal capacity by 2030 to meet Paris goals

By |september 6th, 2017|carbon emissions, coal phase-out, Germany, News, Paris Agreement|

Germany would have to shut 25 gigawatts (GW), half its current total coal-fired power station capacity, by 2030 to meet carbon-cutting targets it has committed to under the Paris Agreement, deputy economy minister Rainer Baake said on Tuesday (5 September). Addressing an energy conference, Baake (Alliance 90/The Greens) said the measures would have to be […]

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Air pollution almost as bad for babies as smoking during pregnancy

By |avgust 31st, 2017|air quality, carbon emissions, News, particulate matter, pregnancy, Scotland|

Dirty air can lead to women giving birth to smaller babies, according to new research which also warns that exposure to air pollution during pregnancy rivals the damage done by smoking.

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