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#NuclearEnergy can help #Poland reduce emissions and create jobs

#NuclearEnergy can help #Poland reduce emissions and create jobs

| November 20, 2018

Poland must invest in a new low-carbon energy source if it is to reduce its CO2 emissions, according to Polish Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski. The minister was speaking at the inaugural World Nuclear Spotlight Poland conference in Warsaw – a high-level event which brought together Polish decision makers and global nuclear industry leaders and stakeholders. Tchórzewski […]

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#CBDCOP14 – EU calls for renewed international action to protect nature on land and at sea

#CBDCOP14 – EU calls for renewed international action to protect nature on land and at sea

| November 19, 2018

Amid recent alarming reports of the dramatic loss of wildlife and ecosystems worldwide, the European Union is calling for stronger global response to biodiversity concerns at the United Nations Biodiversity Conference 2018. At the 14th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, the EU will be leading the […]

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European Parliament backs #CO2Emissions cuts for trucks

European Parliament backs #CO2Emissions cuts for trucks

| November 19, 2018

The European Parliament has backed plans for lorries to cut CO2 emissions by 2030. MEPs adopted a higher target (35%) than the European Commission (30%) for new lorries to reduce the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, with an intermediate target of 20% by 2025. Manufacturers will also have to ensure that zero- and low-emission […]

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EU targets: More #Renewables, better #EnergyEfficiency

EU targets: More #Renewables, better #EnergyEfficiency

| November 16, 2018

The European Parliament has approved new EU targets increasing the use of renewables and improving energy efficiency. Learn more in the Parliament’s video. Under new rules agreed by Parliament and national governments, at least 32% of the EU’s energy consumption in 2030 will have to come from renewable sources, such as the sun or wind. […]

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EU action on #AnimalWelfare – Close the gap between ambitious goals and implementation on the ground, say Auditors

EU action on #AnimalWelfare – Close the gap between ambitious goals and implementation on the ground, say Auditors

| November 16, 2018

EU action on animal welfare has been successful in important aspects, but weaknesses persist in relation to farm animals, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. Guidelines on how animals are to be transported and slaughtered and on the welfare of pigs have been issued by the Commission, but there are […]

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#StateAid – Commission approves public support for natural gas interconnector between #Greece and #Bulgaria

#StateAid – Commission approves public support for natural gas interconnector between #Greece and #Bulgaria

| November 12, 2018

The European Commission has found Bulgarian and Greek plans to support the construction and operation of a natural gas interconnector to be in line with EU state aid rules. The project will contribute to the security and diversification of EU energy supplies without unduly distorting competition. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: […]

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Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete in #China to meet climate negotiators

Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete in #China to meet climate negotiators

| November 9, 2018

Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete (pictured) is in Beijing, China today (9 November) to exchange views with Chinese authorities ahead of the global climate summit COP24, which will take place in Katowice, Poland at the beginning of December. Commissioner Cañete will meet bilaterally with the Special Representative for Climate Xie Zhenhua and […]

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