Energy & Environment Archives

  • China open to ‘uniform’ climate rules, sidestepping old allies

    Climate change 14-12-2018

    China has signalled it is open to following “uniform” global climate change rules, shifting from its usual push for a clear division of responsibilities for rich and poor countries. EURACTIV's media partner, Climate Home News, reports.

  • France wants to support women’s role in addressing climate change

    Climate change 14-12-2018

    The inclusion of women in the climate debate remains in its early stages. The French women involved in the climate negotiations are trying to alert people to this issue. EURACTIV France reports.

  • COP24: Return of king coal

    Climate change 13-12-2018

    Poland is hosting lobbying for coal and fossil fuels of a scale that has rarely been seen during an annual UN conference on climate (COP). The EU is turning a blind eye to this new facet of its ‘enfant terrible.’ EURACTIV France reports.

  • COP24 diary – day #11

    Climate change 13-12-2018

    Over this special series on COP24, EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into the goings on of the UN climate conference in Katowice and what is driving the conversation there. In this edition: climate ambition at last, UN Secretary-General pounding on the table, Portugal getting carbon neutral, 630 brackets, and more.

  • World’s first zero-emission cement plant takes shape in Norway

    Energy 13-12-2018

    Norway is getting closer to building the world’s first carbon-free cement plant, a move that could reverberate across the globe as 197 countries meet for the UN's annual climate conference in Katowice, Poland.

  • Commission to fine Bulgaria over gas market distortions

    Competition 12-12-2018

    The European Commission will fine Bulgarian Energy Holding as early as this month for hindering rivals’ access to key gas infrastructure, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday (11 December), based on information from three sources familiar with the dossier.

  • The US, still in the Paris Agreement, is trying to decide its future

    Climate change 12-12-2018

    Despite Donald Trump’s rejection of the Paris Agreement, the US is still very much in the accord and zealously setting the tone of international climate change negotiations. EURACTIV's media partner, Climate Home News, reports.

  • COP24 diary – day #10

    Climate change 12-12-2018

    Over this special series on COP24, EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into the goings on of the UN climate conference in Katowice and what is driving the conversation there. In this edition: coal bonanza at the EIB, roaming COP24, German 'nein', Fijian drum beat, and more.

  • Poland increasingly deporting activists from COP24

    Justice & Home Affairs 11-12-2018

    Poland has already deported 14 people from Central Europe since the beginning of COP24, including two members of the Georgian delegation. Many NGOs are questioning the legality of these bans on entering Polish territory. EURACTIV France reports.

  • COP24: ‘Yellow vest’ crisis weakens French position

    Climate change 11-12-2018

    In the midst of the ‘yellow vest’ movement in France, criticisms made by heads of state – such as Trump, Salvini and Erdoğan – fuel mistrust towards climate action, notably that carried out by France. EURACTIV France reports.

  • EU talks to set CO2 emission limits for cars founder

    Electric cars 11-12-2018

    The European Union failed on Tuesday (11 December) to reach a compromise over how sharply to curb carbon dioxide emissions from cars and vans as car-producing countries and more environmentally conscious lawmakers could not find a compromise.

  • Europe stuck on climate ambition at COP24

    Climate change 11-12-2018

    With the UK entangled in Brexit, France mired in the "Yellow Vest" movement, and Germany stuck in political quagmire, Europe is not ready to lead global climate talks as the decisive political phase of the UN climate conference opens on Tuesday (11 December).