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Sources of agricultural GHG emissions
Agrifood 16-02-2016

EU agricultural emissions: On the table

In 2012, agriculture was responsible for over 10% of total greenhouse gas emissions in the EU.

Nicolas Hulot: ‘We are committing mass suicide’

Nicolas Hulot, François Hollande's special envoy for the protection of the planet, came to Brussels on 13 May to report on the progress of the negotiations underway ahead of the Paris Climate Conference in December.
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Energy 15-12-2014

Council position on biofuels not ambitious enough, says EEB

EU energy ministers have agreed their position on the draft directive on indirect land-use change (ILUC), which caps the amount of biofuels that can count towards renewable energy targets.
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Energy efficiency: what role for chemicals in reducing greenhouse emissions?

The buildings sector is one of the largest contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, buildings account for about 40% of the total amount of energy consumption in the EU. The European Commission acknowledged this in its Energy Efficiency Directive stating that “the greatest energy savings potential lies in buildings”. The chemicals sector has already significantly reduced its emissions, but there is still potential to reduce them further.
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Climate change 08-07-2013

EPEE’s Andrea Voigt ‘disappointed’ over EP vote on F-gases ban

EPEE's director general Andrea Voigt expressed her concern on Wednesday over the European Parliament's decision to back a sweeping ban on the use in refrigerators and air conditioners of fluorinated gases. The so called F-gases are greenhouse gases that are many thousands of times more damaging than carbon dioxide in warming up the earth's atmosphere.
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Climate change 20-06-2013

EPEE’s Andrea Voigt ‘disappointed’ over EP vote on F-gases ban

European Partnership for Energy and the Environment Director general Andrea Voigt expressed her concern on Wednesday after the European Parliament's Environment Committee backed a sweeping ban on the use in refrigerators and air conditioners of fluorinated gases. The so-called F-gases are greenhouse gases that are many thousands of times more damaging than carbon dioxide in warming up the earth's atmosphere - 
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Climate change 09-03-2012

F-Gases – What Role in Climate Change

Although Fluorinated gases (also known as HFCs of F-gases) only contribute to approximately 2% of greenhouse gases, forecasts show that the figure could increase to as much as 19% worldwide by 2050. The Commission's proposal for the revision of certain fluorinated greenhouse gases, due for June 2012, aims at clarifying and strengthening the current framework in order to contribute to current and future climate change goals.
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