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#StateAid – Commission approves €431 million public support for #CleanerTransport in #Germany

#StateAid – Commission approves €431 million public support for #CleanerTransport in #Germany

| June 20, 2019

The European Commission has found German plans to support the retrofitting of municipal and commercial diesel vehicles to be in line with EU state aid rules. The measure should contribute to reducing nitrogen oxides emissions by 1,450 tonnes per year, while limiting distortions of competition. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Tackling air pollution […]

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EU responses to #ClimateChange

EU responses to #ClimateChange

| June 19, 2019

Climate change will affect everyone. Photo by Ezra Comeau-Jeffrey on Unsplash Fighting climate change is a priority for the Parliament. Below you will find details of the solutions the EU and the Parliament are working on. Limiting global warming: A matter of 2°C increase Average global temperatures have risen significantly since the industrial revolution and […]

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EU leaders must reset direction for Europe, starting with #ClimateCommitments, say #GUE_NGL

EU leaders must reset direction for Europe, starting with #ClimateCommitments, say #GUE_NGL

| May 10, 2019

As European leaders met in Sibiu on 9 May to discuss the priorities for Europe, GUE/NGL President Gabi Zimmer called for immediate changes to climate, migration and austerity policies. “We are asking the leaders of EU member states if they have learned any lessons from the climate crisis, the Brexit referendum, the rise of the extreme right […]

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Climate marchers must be heard at #Sibiu EU leaders summit say Greens

Climate marchers must be heard at #Sibiu EU leaders summit say Greens

| May 10, 2019

Climate marchers from the ‘Fridays for Future’ movement have arrived in the Romanian city of Sibiu (pictured) where European heads of state and government are meeting to discuss the future of Europe. However, the mayor of the city has denied the marchers a permit that would allow the march to go ahead.  Reacting to the […]

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Britain has first week free of #Coal in over a century

Britain has first week free of #Coal in over a century

| May 9, 2019

Britain, the birth place of coal power, has gone seven days without electricity from coal-fired stations for the first time since its 19th century industrial revolution, the country’s power grid operator said on Wednesday (8 May), writes Susanna Twidale. Britain was home to the world’s first coal-fuelled power plant in the 1880s, and coal was its […]

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After protests, Britain’s parliament declares #ClimateChange ’emergency’

After protests, Britain’s parliament declares #ClimateChange ’emergency’

| May 3, 2019

Britain’s parliament declared a symbolic climate change “emergency” on Wednesday (1 May), backing a call by opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for “rapid and dramatic action” to protect the environment for generations to come, writes Elizabeth Piper. The measure was passed as an opposition motion, using a procedure typically ignored by the ruling party, and […]

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Britain should strengthen climate goal to #NetZeroEmissions by 2050 – advisers

Britain should strengthen climate goal to #NetZeroEmissions by 2050 – advisers

| May 3, 2019

Britain should commit to a net zero greenhouse gas emissions target by 2050, government climate advisers said, a goal that could require phasing out new petrol and diesel cars by at least 2035 and a 20% cut in beef and lamb consumption, write Susanna Twidale and Nina Chestney. Their recommendations came in a report released […]

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