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Conservative MEP’s key #ClimateChange reforms backed by Parliament

Conservative MEP’s key #ClimateChange reforms backed by Parliament

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ambitious plans to cut carbon emissions from European industries from 2021 have been approved today (15 February) by MEPs. The proposals will overhaul the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), the EU’s main policy tackling climate change, and have been steered through the  European Parliament by Conservative MEP Ian Duncan. The ETS imposes a cap on carbon […]

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MEPs overhaul #EU rules on car approvals to prevent further emissions scandals

MEPs overhaul #EU rules on car approvals to prevent further emissions scandals

| February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a drive to prevent a recurrence of the VW emissions scandal, Internal Market Committee MEPs amended EU car “type approval” rules on Thursday (9 February), to make environmental and safety testing more independent and strengthen national and EU oversight of cars already on the road.  Daniel Dalton (ECR, UK), who is steering this legislation […]

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State of the #EnergyUnion debate

State of the #EnergyUnion debate

| February 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Accelerating the modernization of Europe’s entire economy, making it low carbon and efficient in energy and resources” are key aims of Energy Union legislation, said Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič in Wednesday’s (1 February) plenary debate. Some MEPs welcomed the Clean Energy package, which forms about 80% of the Energy Union legislation, but others thought […]

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Faced with US retreat on #ClimateChange, EU looks to China

Faced with US retreat on #ClimateChange, EU looks to China

| February 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Faced with a US retreat from international efforts to tackle climate change, European Union officials are looking to China, fearing a leadership vacuum will embolden those within the bloc seeking to slow the fight against global warming, writes Alissa de Carbonnel. While U.S. President Donald Trump has yet to act on campaign pledges to pull […]

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Trump victory, Brexit impact is shifting West’s #Russia bias: Gazprom

Trump victory, Brexit impact is shifting West’s #Russia bias: Gazprom

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Russian state-controlled gas producer Gazprom (GAZP.MM) expects Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president, Brexit and upcoming elections in France and Germany to improve Western attitudes toward Moscow, Gazprom’s deputy head Alexander Medvedev said, writes Vladimir Soldatkin and Shadia Nasralla.  President Vladimir Putin and other high-ranked Russian officials have publicly praised Trump, expecting him to lift […]

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#PEGAS to launch time spread products on its futures markets in January

#PEGAS to launch time spread products on its futures markets in January

| January 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

PEGAS, the pan-European gas trading platform operated by Powernext, has announced the introduction of time spread contracts on its futures markets on 24 January in order to further support its growth in derivatives. The new products will be available through the Trayport Global Vision trading platform, as well as the Straight Through Processing (STP) registration […]

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In #Belarus, #Rosatom is ‘building a crematorium’

In #Belarus, #Rosatom is ‘building a crematorium’

| December 12, 2016 | 4 Comments

A huge new building is currently under construction in a greenfield part of Belarus. It is surrounded by rolling agricultural land and situated in an ecologically pristine region of the country’s north, writes Martin Banks. But, even before it has been completed, this latest addition to the Belarus skyline is already the subject of fierce […]

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