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Britain to hike levy on most polluting #diesel cars

Britain to hike levy on most polluting #diesel cars

| November 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Britain will increase the tax paid by those driving new diesel cars that do not meet the latest emissions standards from next year, in the latest blow to the hard-pressed sector, writes Costas Pitas. Sales of diesel cars have fallen 15% so far this year in Europe’s second-biggest autos market, whilst demand for petrol has […]

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#Glyphosate: Citizens’ call for a ban up for debate

#Glyphosate: Citizens’ call for a ban up for debate

| November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

A European Citizens’ initiative petition calling for an EU-wide ban on herbicide glyphosate will be discussed on Monday (20 November) with the petitioners and the European Commission.  A European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) entitled ‘Ban glyphosate and protect people and the environment from toxic pesticides’, calling for a ban on the herbicide, a reform of the […]

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#Climate stakes: Cities transitioning to a circular economy

#Climate stakes: Cities transitioning to a circular economy

| November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Reducing the pressure on natural resources is an urgent environmental necessity, as highlighted at the Bonn climate conference. City authorities hold a key playing card in this fight and are leading efforts on the ground to make the transition to a more climate friendly economy. The EUROCITIES conference, gathering 100 politicians and 400 urban experts […]

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#COP23: Governments ‘falling behind on climate change compensation scheme for developing countries’

#COP23: Governments ‘falling behind on climate change compensation scheme for developing countries’

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

A crucial fund to help developing countries cope with the consequences of climate change is being delayed due to EU backtracking on promises to be the driver of climate action, says GUE/NGL. Speaking from the UN climate summit in Bonn, GUE/NGL MEP Estefanía Torres Martínez has warned of a missed opportunity after news that the much-awaited “loss […]

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Europe’s #Green Energy Mix Competitiveness in the Refining Sector

Europe’s #Green Energy Mix Competitiveness in the Refining Sector

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP-23) opened in Bonn on November 6. The event’s agenda is focused on the EU climate program implementation performance assessment and the issues of the energy transit long-term finance. The Paris Agreement was adopted two years ago at the COP-21 meeting providing for the gradual reduction of C02 emissions. More […]

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#StateAid: Commission approves Spanish support scheme for renewable electricity

#StateAid: Commission approves Spanish support scheme for renewable electricity

| November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has found the Spanish scheme supporting electricity generation from renewable energy sources, high efficiency cogeneration of heat and power and waste to be in line with EU State aid rules. The scheme will further EU energy and climate goals whilst preserving competition. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “I am […]

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#EUETS: EU Emissions Trading System – landmark agreement between Parliament and Council delivers on EU’s commitment to turn Paris Agreement into reality

#EUETS: EU Emissions Trading System – landmark agreement between Parliament and Council delivers on EU’s commitment to turn Paris Agreement into reality

| November 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

On 9 November, the European Parliament and Council reached a provisional agreement to revise the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) for the period after 2020. This revision will contribute to put the EU on track to achieving a significant part of its commitment under the Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at […]

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