With geopolitical tensions at their highest, German Vice-Chancellor Robert Habeck said he expects "more turbulent days" ahead on gas markets, and echoed calls from other politicians to establish a “national gas reserve” ahead of the next winter season.
The European power system is facing a serious adequacy challenge. This issue cannot be marginalised if constant access to electricity is to remain guaranteed. Member States are closing power plants… The European power sector is changing very fast. The energy...
It’s not too late for Poland's government to do the right thing by Polish workers and its neighbours and end the dispute over the Turów coal mine by committing to a planned closure of the mine this decade, arguesZala Primc, campaigner at Europe Beyond Coal.
The EU must step up action to insist that the Western Balkan countries bring down their pollution and comply with the emission requirements, write MEPs Petros Kokkalis and Viola von Cramon-Taubadel, who also propose instruments to achieve this goal.
The German coal states are victims of political whiplash: the country’s planned coal exit date went from 2038 to “ideally” 2030 within months. But their economic transition away from the coal industry is far from complete, say some.
Although the recent COP26 conference in Glasgow made progress on climate ambition, there is still a lot of work left to do to limit global warming to 1.5°C and prevent runaway climate change, according to Green MEP Bas Eickhout.
The United Nations target of containing global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius “remains within reach, but the work is far from done,” said Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission.
UN climate talks ended Saturday (13 November) with a deal that for the first time targeted fossil fuels as the key driver of global warming, even as coal-reliant countries lobbed last-minute objections.
'Change continues’, a new centrist political party in Bulgaria, is seen as the king-maker in a future coalition after the 14 November parliamentary elections. In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV, its co-leader Kiril Petkov gave a preview of his party policies.
Indonesia, Poland, Vietnam and other nations pledged on Thursday (4 November) to phase out use of coal-fired power and stop building plants, in a deal at the COP26 climate summit that failed to win support from the United States and large coal consumers such as China.
A coalition of the world's major economies, financial institutions and organisations have come together to accelerate efforts to phase-out coal generating capacity and financing for new fossil fuel projects at COP26.
Tax reductions and subsidies to natural gas generate a wrong signal to the energy market, write Vlasios Oikonomou and Haris Doukas. A change of policy is needed before the phenomenon of energy poverty spreads throughout Greece and Europe this winter, they argue.
Commission's First Vice President Frans Timmermans advised Bulgaria to phase out coal production and said the EU would help if it reactivates a previous nuclear power plant project. EURACTIV Bulgaria reports.
Bulgaria will try to negotiate 2040 as its target deadline to phase out coal for electricity production when it submits its coronavirus recovery plan to the European Commission, interim PM Stefan Yanev said Thursday (14 October).
Talks between the Czech Republic and Poland have made progress in finding an agreement to end a dispute over a Polish lignite mine on their border, Czech Environment Richard Brabec was quoted as saying on Thursday (30 Septmeber).
Europe's recent push to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions is desperately needed, but it is happening too slowly, with many key measures laid out in the Fit for 55 climate package not coming into force until the 2030s, writes Michael Bloss.
With the German elections less than a month away, the country’s agreed 2038 coal exit looks increasingly untenable. Yet, with voters increasingly concerned about the climate, leaders' past policy choices are coming back to haunt them.
Germany’s youngest coal-fired power plant, Datteln 4, was constructed based on an invalid development plan, a German court ruled on Thursday (26 August), following a case brought against the plant in the north-west of the country.
China, Russia and India are among countries resisting a timeline to phase out coal power generation, leaving it to leaders to resolve the impasse later this year. EURACTIV's media partner, Climate Home News, reports.
Little progress has been made to modernise a controversial agreement on energy investments that activists warn could derail decarbonisation efforts in Europe and across the globe, according to leaked documents.