UK set to backtrack and pick an EU Commissioner

By |november 12th, 2019|Boris Johnson, Commission 2019-2023, Julian King, New Commission, News, United Kingdom, Ursula von der Leyen|

The British government admitted on Monday (11 November) that it would “meet its legal obligations” and name a candidate to serve in Ursula von der Leyen’s incoming European Commission in Brussels.

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A climate election? UK voters want parties to tackle crisis

By |november 7th, 2019|Brexit, climate emergency, Green Party, Greens, News, UK general election, United Kingdom|

With the climate emergency at the forefront of British voters’ minds as found by a recent poll, the Green Party made a dramatic campaign pledge on Wednesday to spend £100bn a year to tackle climate change.

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EU regulator clears UK’s billion-pound power back-up scheme

By |oktober 25th, 2019|capacity mechanisms, News, United Kingdom|

The European Commission said on Thursday (24 October) it had approved the British capacity market scheme which is designed to safeguard the security of Britain's electricity supply.

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UK capacity market déjà vu: A solution that’s still in search of a problem

By |oktober 23rd, 2019|capacity markets, capacity mechanisms, News, United Kingdom|

The European Commission is currently examining a UK government request to approve its so-called “capacity mechanism” to finance back-up power plants. However, there is no evidence to suggest that such a mechanism is necessary to bring forward new investment in electricity generation, argue Philip Baker and Michael Hogan.

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Electric fishing kills 57% of the seabed’s population, study reveals

By |oktober 17th, 2019|Biodiversity, Bloom, Cefas, electric fishing, fishing, News, pulse fishing, seabed, United Kingdom|

The UK's Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science is due to publish a study according to which pulse trawling, also known as electric fishing, kills off more than half of the seabed species, while traditional fishing methods only impac...

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UK government urged to factor international aviation and shipping into climate plans

By |september 24th, 2019|IMO, News, Paris Agreement, United Kingdom|

Aviation and shipping should be included in the UK government's climate planning, according to an expert panel, which was already decisive in pushing lawmakers towards adopting a net-zero target for 2050. EURACTIV's partner edie.net reports.

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Faced with ‘dogmatic’ EU, Switzerland may turn to UK on research cooperation

By |september 2nd, 2019|Brexit, EFTA, EU-Switzerland Agreement, EU-Switzerland relations, far right, Guy Parmelin, Jean-Claude Juncker, News, research, Science, Swiss elections, trade, United Kingdom|

Switzerland is unlikely to strike a deal with the European Union this year over a stalled partnership treaty, its economy minister said, extending an impasse that has hurt bilateral ties and disrupted cross-border share trading.

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Lightning strike to blame for massive UK power loss

By |avgust 20th, 2019|interconnectors, News, United Kingdom|

A huge electricity blackout that left more than one million Brits in the dark earlier this month was caused by a lightning strike, according to preliminary findings presented by the country’s grid owner on Tuesday (20 August).

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Britain’s new leader Johnson: ‘We are going to get Brexit done’

By |julij 24th, 2019|Boris Johnson, Brexit, Donald Trump, Michel Barnier, News, United Kingdom|

Boris Johnson, who will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the leadership of the Conservative Party on Tuesday (23 July), vowed to “get Brexit done” on 31 October, brushing away the eventuality of further extension of the UK’s departure from the EU.

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France, Italy, Denmark back European-led naval mission for Hormuz

By |julij 24th, 2019|Denmark, France, Heiko Maas, Iran, Iran nuclear deal, Italy, Jean-Yves Le Drian, Nato, News, piracy, United Kingdom, United States|

France, Italy and Denmark gave initial support for a British plan for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, proposed after Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged tanker, three senior EU diplomats said on Tuesday (23 July).

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