The UK recorded the largest decrease in greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union in 2015, although new research has found the emissions from the bloc increased for the first time in five years. EURACTIV's media partner edie.net reports.
As the negotiations on Europe’s key climate policies draw to an end, it is time to take stock and ask if Europe, a self-proclaimed climate leader, is really delivering on its international commitments, writes Femke De Jong.
Britain should seek to remain in the European Union's energy market and carbon trading scheme in a transition period if a Brexit deal is not reached in two years, a report by think tank Chatham House said on Wednesday (10 May).
MEP Ian Duncan was looking forward to a well-earned rest after earning the European Parliament's endorsement of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme reform. The European Council looked like it would take its time to agree with it but just two weeks after, as if by magic, it was game on!
The future of the United Kingdom's power supply has been jeopardised by Brexit and the government must act urgently to ensure nuclear power stations stay open, British lawmakers have warned. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
As the Emissions Trading System (ETS) reform enters its crucial trialogue phase, it is up to the European Parliament to fight its corner and ensure that future funding only goes towards projects that contribute to the clean energy transition, writes Joanna Flisowska.
Although formal negotiations over a market design proposal are just beginning, a conference involving industry leaders and senior policymakers this week showed which way the winds of change are blowing in the electricity sector as the need to integrate intermittent wind and solar power increases.
Only three European countries are on course to achieve the Paris Agreement targets, according to research which ranks the UK in fifth position on its progress towards the landmark climate treaty. EURACTIV’s partner edie.net reports.
The Paris Agreement on climate change is a landmark international agreement which caps global warming. Many campaigners argue that the United Nations deal spells the end for polluting fossil fuel industries.
Poland is challenging draft carbon market reforms agreed by most European Union governments this week, saying the deal is not binding because it did not have the full backing of the bloc's 28 nations, the country's environment ministry said yesterday (2 March).
EU ministers reached a compromise on reforms to the carbon emissions market yesterday (28 February), moving the European Union closer to adopting rules that are crucial to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change.
The European Commission’s Circular Economy Package could have been more ambitious, the director-general of the Confederation of European Paper Industries said in an interview about recycling, Brussels red tape and the shift to a low-carbon economy.
EXCLUSIVE/ EU climate legislation robs paper recyclers of at least 40% of their profits, the equivalent of at least one billion euros of lost potential investment in the green economy, a European paper industry chief has said.
The European Parliament on Wednesday (15 February) adopted draft reforms of the EU's carbon market post-2020 that aim to balance greater cuts in greenhouse gases with protection for energy-intensive industries.
European cargo companies have backed plans to regulate shipping under the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS), the world’s largest carbon market and one of the bloc’s flagship policies to fight climate change.
The European Parliament will decide Wednesday (15 February) on the future of the emissions Trading System (ETS). But in this vote, it's not just EU’s leadership role in global climate policy at stake, writes Nikos Mantzaris.
Lawmakers in the European Parliament are voting on Wednesday (15 February) to give a new lease of life to the EU’s emissions trading scheme, which puts a price on global warming emissions. But will they get the price right? Euractiv looks at the expectations from the reform.
Green lawmakers in the European Parliament have raised the stakes in the proposed overhaul of the EU carbon market, saying they would reject any deal that leaves the cement sector off the hook when the reform comes to a vote next week.
A coming vote in the European Parliament will help decide whether the EU Emissions Trading Scheme will drive necessary low-carbon investment in Europe’s industry over the next decade, write Karsten Neuhoff and Oliver Sartor.