What will Germany’s coal phase-out mean for the EU carbon market?

By |januar 28th, 2020|CO2, coal phase-out, coal regions, coal-fired power stations, emissions trading system, EU ETS, Germany, News|

When Germany eventually closes its coal-fired power plants, millions of CO2 pollution credits will be flushed into the EU emissions trading system, threatening to send the EU carbon market crashing. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Germany’s official 2018 emission figures are better than expected

By |januar 23rd, 2020|carbon emissions, cars, CO2, EU ETS, European Commission, Germany, greenhouse gas emissions, News|

Germany has sent the EU Commission its official emissions figures for 2018, which are slightly lower than the previous year. Most reductions were made in the energy sector, while transport and agriculture still lag behind. Yet, Germany will not miss it...

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Could bacteria help recycle greenhouse gases in the future?

By |januar 20th, 2020|bacteria, bioeconomy, carbon emissions, CO2, CO2 emissions, ethanol, Germany, greenhouse gases, News, Treibhausgase, United States|

Could bacteria assist in the recycling of greenhouse gases in the future instead of releasing them into the atmosphere? European researchers are working to reverse the metabolism of intestinal bacteria that feed on CO2 so that they form products that c...

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COP25: Major developing countries still reluctant to amend Paris Agreement to ‘foot climate bill’

By |december 11th, 2019|article 6, Brazil, carbon market, China, climate, CO2, COP25, European Union, Frans Timmermans, News, Paris Climate Agreement, Saudi Arabia|

Countries such as Brazil, China and Saudi Arabia, are criticising Article 6 of the Paris Climate Agreement and its carbon offsetting mechanism even though they are currently not footing the "climate bill". A stance which climate advocates fear will wea...

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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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Fourteen mayors sign declaration to promote sustainable food policies in their cities

By |oktober 11th, 2019|agriculture, Barcelona, C40, carbon, cities, CO2, Copenhagen, emissions, environmental protection, FAO, Food, Germany, London, Milan, News, Nutrition, Paris, Stockholm|

Fourteen cities announced on Thursday (10 October) that they would pay particular attention to the sustainable and healthy food supply in their cities in the future. This way, they aim to save 60% of the carbon emissions in the food sector. EURACTIV Ge...

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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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Environmentalists want revision of Germany’s newly-proposed climate package

By |september 23rd, 2019|AfD, carbon price, climate package, CO2, german climate cabinet, German climate protection law, Germany, News, The Greens|

The German climate cabinet presented its long-awaited draft of Germany's first climate protection law on Friday (20 September). But environmental organisations are already calling for the revision of the proposed carbon price for the transport and cons...

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Expert: German carbon budget not compatible with current targets

By |september 11th, 2019|carbon tax, climate protection, CO2, COP25, Emissions trading scheme, German climate protection law, Germany, News, Umweltschutz, UN climate summit|

In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, Julia Hertin, the managing director of SRU, the German government's advisory board on environmental matters, spoke about the country's plans to introduce a climate protection bill, a carbon border tax and a tradin...

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German environmental groups: PtX-tech not ‘necessarily’ climate-friendly

By |julij 30th, 2019|CO2, energy and environment, Energy transition, Germany, hydrogen, News, power to gas, power to x, PtX, Renewable energies|

So-called Power-to-X (PtX) technologies are seen as a good way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions because their potential for storing energy could stabilise the electricity grid. However, German environmental groups BUND and the Öko-Institut have criticised the technology. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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