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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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#ETS reform restores regulatory certainty but gaps remain

#ETS reform restores regulatory certainty but gaps remain

| November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Following the inter-institutional political agreement on the Emissions Trading System (ETS) the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) is broadly encouraged by improvements in the regulation for the 2021-2030 period.    “The conclusion of the ETS negotiations now restores the regulatory predictability needed for advancing industrial transformation. Investments in low-carbon technologies are core to what we […]

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#EnergyUnion: Commission takes action to reinforce EU’s global leadership in clean vehicles

#EnergyUnion: Commission takes action to reinforce EU’s global leadership in clean vehicles

| November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Commission has taken a decisive step forward in implementing the EU’s commitments under the Paris Agreement for a binding domestic CO2 reduction of at least 40% till 2030. At the same time as the international climate conference takes place in Bonn, the Commission is showing that the EU is leading by example. Commission President […]

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#ParisAgreement: Debate with California’s Governor Edmund G. Brown

#ParisAgreement: Debate with California’s Governor Edmund G. Brown

| November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Political groups discussed the way forward on climate cooperation with the Governor of California, who earlier also met with Environment and EU-US delegation MEPs, on Wednesday (8 November). “It is of great importance to have this debate today with the leader of a US state, California, which we consider to be a very important regional […]

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