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Energy 30-03-2015

Fossil fuels must stay in ground – but be realistic, Chris Smith says

Significant quantities of known coal and tar sands reserves will need to be kept in the ground to avoid the worst climate change impacts, the former chief of the UK Environment Agency has said.
Climate change 18-01-2015

Yes, we can live well and avoid climate disaster, says UK government

The world can enjoy higher standards of living and more travel, while drastically cutting emissions to avoid dangerous climate change – but only with sweeping changes to our infrastructure, the natural world and agriculture, a new analysis has found.
Brexit 29-10-2014

UK Climate Minister: ‘I completely welcome Cañete’s appointment’

The deal struck by EU leaders on the 2030 Climate and Energy Framework showed the UK can win in Europe, despite the controversy over the 2.1 billion top-up to EU budget contributions, says Ed Davey, who also welcomed the controversial appointment of Miguel Cañete, criticised for his links to oil industry, as Climate Commissioner. 
Climate change 23-09-2014

Hinkley nuclear reactor project gains EU approval, leak reveals

Green groups condemn commissioner Almunia’s U-turn, as the EU competition czar deems Hinkley Point C subsidies to be within state aid rules.  
tar sands field
Transport 15-04-2014

The tar sands mystery and the smoking TTIP gun

The EU’s motivation for a proposal to scrap greenhouse gas intensity targets in its flagship Fuel Quality Directive (FQD), which regulates emissions from transport fuels, has been shrouded in mystery since it was first mooted three months ago, but EURACTIV has uncovered new information.
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