Germany submits climate plan to EU after six-month wait

By |junij 12th, 2020|energy and environment, Energy transition, German renewable energy law (EEG), Germany, National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), News, Paris Climate Agreement, Renewable energies|

With a delay of six months, Germany submitted its national energy and climate plan to the European Commission this week. The plan contains a lot of new, daring and sometimes shaky promises on renewable energies, EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Agriculture has fundamental role to play in fighting climate change, says French socialist MEP

By |junij 3rd, 2020|agriculture, Climate Change, COVID-19, energy and environment, Éric Andrieu, European Commission, European Parliament, Farm to Fork, News|

In an interview with EURACTIV's partner Le Journal de l'environnement, French socialist MEP Éric Andrieu (S&D) said that climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic make it necessary to put agriculture back at the heart of the debate and to change the agricultural model with targeted tools and resources.

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Merkel reaffirms support for raising EU’s 2030 climate target by 50-55%

By |april 28th, 2020|climate protection, coronavirus, COVID-19, energy and environment, European Union, fossil fuels, Germany, National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), News, pandemic, Paris Climate Agreement, Petersberg Climate Dialogue, Stimulus package|

Chancellor Angela Merkel has insisted that the European Green Deal must be the driving force behind Europe's economic recovery plan. However, Germany has, so far, bailed out its fossil fuel industry like no other EU member state - and it's still a long...

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COVID-19 crisis upsets Germany’s coal phase-out timetable

By |april 28th, 2020|coal phase-out, coal-fired power stations, coronavirus, COVID-19, Datteln 4, energy and environment, Germany, News, Structural reinforcement bill, tenders|

In Germany, the coronavirus health crisis is keeping politics on tenterhooks as many legislative proposals are being postponed. Will the country's coal phase-out carry on as planned? EURACTIV Germany reports.

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European Green Deal vague on pesticides, genetic engineering

By |december 13th, 2019|AGRI committee, agriclture, CAP, Common Agicultural Policy, direct payments, energy and environment, ENVI committee, European Commission, European Green Deal, European Greens, European Parliament, gene editing, German Greens, GMOs, Martin Häusling, News, Pesticides, Sven Giegold, Ursula von der Leyen|

The Green Deal presented by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday (11 December) avoided two controversial agricultural issues: genetic engineering and pesticide limits. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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The report that could relaunch France’s nuclear sector

By |oktober 30th, 2019|Bruno Le Maire, EDF, energy and environment, EPR, framatome, France, Jean-Martin Folz, News, nuclear power plants, report|

The former CEO of PSA Peugeot Citroën published a report on the third-generation pressurised water reactor design known as EPR, detailing the weaknesses of France's nuclear sector, while giving the government and EDF reason to justify building nuclear power plants. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.

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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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Japanese village hits 81% recycling rate, aims for 100% by 2020

By |februar 4th, 2019|circular economy, energy and environment, Japan, News, recycling, waste management|

A Japanese village aims to be the first zero waste municipality in the world by 2020 and has already reached an 81% recycling rate. A member of the Japanese Zero Waste Academy told EURACTIV that the feat is replicable elsewhere.

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Nations agree on Paris Agreement rulebook, fail on climate ambition

By |december 16th, 2018|climate ambition, Climate Change, climate finance, COP24, energy and environment, News, Paris Agreement, Rulebook|

Three years and three days after the Paris Agreement was adopted, the 197 signatory countries gathered in Katowice, Poland, agreed Saturday (15 December) on a rulebook for its implementation but failed to raise their ambition to keep global warming "well below 2°C".

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German coal commission pressed to deliver as country fails to cut emissions

By |november 15th, 2018|Climate Change, coal phase-out, energy and environment, Germany, News|

A new government report detailing Germany’s failure to cut emissions increases pressure on the country’s coal commission to agree on a speedy phase-out plan. Its members enter a critical stage this week as they focus on tangible proposals. EURACTIV’s media partner Clean Energy Wire reports.

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