About: CO2 emissions

PM Morawiecki: The EU ETS system driven by speculators must be reformed

The current concept of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) is flawed. Instead of serving a sustainable and equitable climate policy, CO2 emissions trading has become a tool for speculation, writes Mateusz Morawiecki.
Economy & Jobs 22-12-2021

New “green” Erasmus+ programme fails to address side effects of mobility

Despite new incentives to promote “green travel”, measures to decarbonise the EU’s study away program, Erasmus+, remain weak and ignore knock-on effects, researchers warn.
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How hydrogen can decarbonize the steel industry — and what it will take

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Take a look at his infographic to discover the many applications of hydrogen in steelmaking and what’s needed for the industry to reach net zero emissions.
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5 Areas of Improvement in the CBAM proposal

Because of the aluminium industry’s unique challenges, the current Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) proposal will not contribute to reducing global CO2 emissions across our sector, but will accelerate the investment and employment leakage trend European industries have experienced over the past decades.
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Agrifood 22-10-2021

UPL presents the launch of its new business unit NPP in Europe

Dos Hermanas (Seville), Oct 21 (EFE) - Agro-chemical giant UPL South-Europe officially launched its Natural Plant Protection (NPP) unit in Europe this Thursday in Dos Hermanas, Seville.
Electricity 23-09-2021

Why Europe is facing an energy price surge

Prices for gas and electricity are soaring in Europe as winter approaches, forcing governments to react. Here is what's behind the price increase:
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How not to lose the process of transformation towards a Green Deal in Poland

Contrary to established stereotypes, fundamental changes are undergoing in Poland to achieve climate neutrality in 2050. However, this will require difficult and costly changes, primarily in electricity generation, which will allow for the construction of the foundations of a zero-emission...
Global Europe 01-06-2021

OPEC, Russia seen gaining more power with Shell Dutch ruling

Climate activists who scored big against Western majors last week had some unlikely cheerleaders in the oil capitals of Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Russia.
Climate change 13-05-2021

EU confirms carbon market permit surplus grew in 2020

The amount of permits in circulation in Europe's carbon market increased last year, as the COVID-19 pandemic caused emissions covered by the scheme to drop, the European Commission said on Wednesday (12 May).
Climate change 29-04-2021

It’s time to put climate targets first

Legally binding reduction targets for member states should be the unequivocal starting point of making EU laws fit for new EU climate targets. Based on a new distribution formula, national targets should continue until climate neutrality is achieved in 2050, argue Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf, Michał Kaminski, and András Huszár.
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Transport 21-04-2021

It’s not just about fuels: It’s about the future: Why increasing Sustainable Aviation Fuel production and use is imperative

As we stand at the eve of what many argue should be the “green recovery” of the economy, Business Aviation is advancing tangible emission reductions. Here is what you need to know about Business Aviation and sustainability, and why increasing...
Climate change 12-03-2021

China approves five-year plan, underpinned by fossil fuels

China approved its five-year goals on Thursday (11 March), but the world’s biggest polluter shows little ambition of moving away from fossil fuels, leaving much to be decided.
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Carbon capture: one technology for many routes to net-zero

Uniquely placed to cut emissions in many sectors − and enable greater use of renewables − carbon capture and storage (CCS) needs more political backing if we are to stand any chance of reaching net-zero emissions. Kenji Terasawa is the...
Health 22-01-2021

Monte Carlo Rally has no place in ‘post-crisis world’, say environmentalists

The first round of the World Rally Championship began with the Monte Carlo Rally on Thursday (21 January). However, the sport's polluting nature, criticised by environmental associations, is raising questions about its raison d'être. EURACTIV France reports.
Climate change 08-01-2021

Global heating could stabilise if net zero emissions achieved, scientists say

Climate disaster could be curtailed within a couple of decades if net zero emissions are reached, new study shows. EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian, reports.
Climate change 08-01-2021

2020 was hottest year ever in Europe

2020 was the warmest year recorded in Europe, breaking the previous 2019 record by 0.4°C,  according Copernicus, the EU's satellite earth observation system. Globally, the year tied with 2016 as the hottest on record.
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Aviation 15-12-2020

The benefits of Sustainable Aviation Fuel go beyond CO₂

We already know that Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) provides cleaner alternatives to fossil fuels, achieving up to 80% reduction in lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compared to fossil jet fuels. But what is less well known is the fact that...
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Circular economy 09-12-2020

Recovery Made In Europe

There is no doubt that 2020 has been and for the time being will continue to be an enormous testing period for Europe, its industry and especially its citizens. Roman Stiftner is the Secretary General of EUMICON. As one reflects...

Carbon emission cuts in Europe were achieved by the poorest: report

The poorest half of Europeans have cut emissions by almost a quarter, while emissions from the wealthiest 10% continue to rise, making tackling carbon inequality an essential part of EU climate targets, according to a new report by Oxfam and the Stockholm Environment Institute.
Energy 07-10-2020

France’s ‘imported emissions’ are 70% higher than domestic CO2 output, report finds

To fall in line with the Paris Agreement and limit global warming to 1.5°C, France's imported emissions should fall by 65% by 2050, according to the latest report by the country's High Climate Council published on Tuesday (6 October). EURACTIV France reports.
Transport 26-06-2020

Europe’s car emissions spiked again in 2019, warn new stats

Europe's average CO2 emissions from passenger cars increased again in 2019, according to the EU's environment agency, marking the third consecutive year that the statistics have trended upwards.
Transport 27-05-2020

EU Mobility Package risks becoming a roadblock to post-crisis recovery

In its current form, the Mobility Package brings no benefits for European citizens other than a new wave of migration, an exacerbation of inequalities, and an undesirable increase in CO2 emissions, writes Clotilde Armand.

German cabinet agrees CO2 price of €25 from January 2021

Germany's cabinet agreed on Wednesday (20 May) on changes to the climate package launched last September, and it is now certain that from January 2021, a price of €25 per tonne of CO2 will apply to the heat and transport sectors in Germany. EURACTIV Germany reports.

What does the EU Climate Law mean for Germany?

While the European Commission is working on a new climate target for 2030, initial reports on Germany's climate package show that the current targets are already being missed. Although it is undeniable that these climate targets will be increased, how will it be possible to reach them? EURACTIV Germany reports.