James Crisp

Energy 22-06-2017

Think tank: Lack of EU heating and cooling laws a ‘real failure’

The lack of hard EU legislation for the decarbonisation of Europe’s heating and cooling systems is a failure that puts the bloc’s climate goals at risk, Maarten De Groote, the head of research at the Buildings Performance Institute Europe, has warned.

Under Pressure: Climate change and the future of the oil and gas industry

The Norwegian oil and gas giant Statoil presented its latest Energy Perspectives report earlier this month, drawing up three possible scenarios for global energy-related emissions up to 2050.
Energy 21-06-2017

EU will fail Paris climate challenge unless it tackles heating and cooling

The European Union’s fight against global warming is doomed to fail unless decisive action is taken to change the way we heat and cool our buildings.

The Brief: May’s shaky bid to be Supremes leader

Theresa May’s election campaign, which ends today, is a lot like Diana Ross’ performance at the opening ceremony of the 1994 World Cup.

The Brief: Corbyn confounding expectations

Theresa May will win the British election but, unlike her, Jeremy Corbyn could emerge from the campaign with his reputation enhanced and his grip on the Labour party strengthened.
Oil and Industry 31-05-2017

The Brief: EU and China will take revenge on Trump for ditching climate deal

The European Union and China will this Friday exact their revenge on US President Donald Trump after he decided to pull out of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Health 31-05-2017

Campaigners push to hitch tobacco control onto sustainable development agenda

Anti-tobacco campaigners from across Europe today (31 May) called on their national governments to use the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals to drive forward tobacco control legislation.
Oil and Industry 30-05-2017

The Brief: Eurovision Medicines Agency

Eurovision. The inspiration for some outrageous haircuts, insane fashion statements and, perhaps, the final destination of the European Medicines Agency.

The Brief: US climate negotiators turn on Trump

Donald Trump isn’t only keeping G7 leaders guessing over whether he will pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on climate change. In the 128 days since he took power, no one from his administration has said a single word to US climate negotiators.
Energy 10-05-2017

Energy efficiency entrepreneur: EU targets should be higher

Ambitious European Union targets to boost energy efficiency can unlock much-needed private investment, Peter Sweatman told EURACTIV.com. But the current targets are not high enough, said the rapporteur on the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EFFIG).
Energy 08-05-2017

Trillions of euros of energy efficiency investment up for grabs

European Union policymakers have made energy efficiency, particularly in buildings, central to their plans to create an Energy Union. But they must convince private investors to unlock trillions of euros of capital.
Brexit 24-04-2017

Brexit talks place citizens’ rights in limbo

Brexit negotiators will face “extraordinarily complex” talks over the rights of EU citizens in the UK and British expats in Europe, according to sources in Brussels.