Gaps remain in the regulatory oversight of the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS), despite efforts to bolster its security after high-profile cases of fraud, the European Court of Auditors has warned.
Greenpeace and nine German and Austrian utilities selling renewable energy said on Thursday (2 July) they are launching legal action against state aid for a new British nuclear power plant, which was approved by the European Commission.
The German government will announce on Thursday (2 July) a decision to order the shutdown of several coal-fired plants in order to reach its ambitious climate goals by 2020, according to government sources.
German utilities hope the government will drop a plan to slap carbon levies on coal-fired power plants on Wednesday (1 July), but compensating the companies to move aging capacity to a reserve scheme instead would create new problems.
Russia envisages concessions in talks concerning the gas price for Ukraine, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday. Trilateral gas talks between the EU, Russia and Ukraine will be held in Vienna today (30 June).
As the EU-China summit opens in Brussels today (29 June), new research points to a “delivery gap” on clean energy, which is making the EU level less relevant to Beijing than individual member states, or the US.
More than 9,000 demonstrators rallied in the Armenian capital yesterday (24 June) for a sixth consecutive day, defying police calls to abandon their protest against electricity price hikes and police violence.
A new public-private fund hopes to bring electricity to a million homes in sub-Saharan Africa by 2025. Access to energy is one of the major factors inhibiting development in the region. EurActiv France reports .
The German government has settled with the country's four nuclear companies on four interim storage facilities for radioactive waste that is currently stored abroad, but Bavaria is up in arms over the decision. EurActiv Germany reports .