Carbon-neutral flying already technically feasible, says German transport expert

By |november 4th, 2019|air travel, blending quota, climate protection, CO2 emissions, domestic flights, e-fuels, flying, Germany, News|

In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, Matthias von Randow, the Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Association of the German Transport Industry, spoke about carbon-neutral aviation fuels and the difficulties of rolling them out on a mass scale.

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The ‘belching cow’ phenomenon and why it’s a problem

By |september 16th, 2019|agriculture, animal farming, CO2 emissions, cows, Germany, methane emissions, News, pigs, quotas|

Methane, which is emitted when cows belch, is the second most common greenhouse gas on the planet but its effect on the atmosphere is about thirty times more harmful than that of CO2. The political agenda is set on curbing CO2 emissions, leaving the is...

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World’s sixty largest meat, dairy and fish farms ranked in new sustainability index

By |september 5th, 2019|agriculture, Agrifood, antibiotics, climate protection, CO2 emissions, Emmanuel Macron, Fairr, fertiliser, France, Germany, meat production, News|

A group of concerned investors has examined the sustainability of the world's largest fattening farms and dairy factories that supply the global food industry. And the results aren't mouth-watering, EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Merkel speaks out in favour of more ambitious EU climate targets

By |avgust 23rd, 2019|Climate Change, CO2 emissions, EU climate targets, Germany, News, The Netherlands|

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte have announced they would collaborate to strengthen climate protection at EU level, following a meeting in the Hague on Thursday (22 July). Could this be Merkel’s comeback as the ‘climate Chancellor’? EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

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How sustainable can football be?

By |julij 5th, 2019|Climate Change, CO2 emissions, FIFA World Cup, football, News, Sports, waste management|

Football inspires, it brings people together and is like a religion to some – as we may well see at the Women's World Cup final in France on Sunday. But football also has its downsides: heaps of rubbish, squandering of water and a big CO2 footprint. The Life Tackle initiative now wants to change that.

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Truck emissions rules get green light from EU capitals, tough talks loom

By |december 21st, 2018|Bas Eickhout, CO2 emissions, News, Paris Agreement|

EU environment ministers agreed on heavy-duty vehicle CO2 emission rules on Thursday (20 December), teeing up difficult talks with the European Parliament in January.

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German anti-coal demonstrations: ‘We’re running out of time’

By |december 5th, 2018|CO2 emissions, emissions, German renewable energy law (EEG), News, Paris Agreement, phasing out fossil fuels|

In the run-up to the UN climate conference, which began in Katowice in Poland on 2 December, many thousands of people demonstrated to support accelerating the phasing out of the coal industry. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Time for Austrian presidency to make a deal on car CO2 or go home

By |december 4th, 2018|Cars and CO2, Clean Mobility Package, CO2 emissions, electric vehicles, News|

The last time a car CO2 regulation was negotiated in 2013, the agreement was blocked at the last moment by Germany, resulting in a year of delay and renegotiation. This year, it looks like history could be about to repeat itself, writes Greg Archer.

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Parliament rubber-stamps Europe’s 2030 clean energy laws

By |november 14th, 2018|clean energy package, Climate Change, CO2 emissions, energy and environment, Energy efficiency, ETS, European Parliament, News, renewables, winter package|

The European Parliament voted on Tuesday (13 November) a set of three clean energy laws for 2030, including binding targets for renewable energies, an indicative objective on energy savings and a separate text on the governance of the Energy Union.

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Showdown over biogas on margins of car CO2 vote

By |oktober 2nd, 2018|Biofuels, biogas, CO2 emissions, News|

Europe's gas industry wants renewable fuels completely accounted for in updated car CO2 rules. But the MEP charged with helming the legislation's revision hopes to shield her report from industry attacks ahead of a crucial vote on Wednesday (3 October).

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