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Energy 02-06-2021

EU renovation wave needs ‘major changes’ to be successful

"Major changes" are needed to ensure the decarbonisation of buildings in the EU if the bloc is to make a success of its energy transition and comply with the Paris Agreement, the European Academies' Scientific Advisory Council (EASAC) said in a report published on Wednesday (2 June). EURACTIV France reports.
Health 04-02-2021

Football managers show goodwill but little commitment in green transition – report

Football managers have shown goodwill but little commitment when it comes to promoting a transition to a green and sustainable sport, a report published on Tuesday (2 February) by LifeTackle shows. EURACTIV France reports.
Energy 30-10-2019

The report that could relaunch France’s nuclear sector

The former CEO of PSA Peugeot Citroën published a report on the third-generation pressurised water reactor design known as EPR, detailing the weaknesses of France's nuclear sector, while giving the government and EDF reason to justify building nuclear power plants. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.
Energy 24-10-2019

EU coal power plants incurred €6.6 billion losses in 2019, study reveals

Increasing environmental regulations and fierce competition from renewable energies are increasingly making coal-fired power operate at a loss. According to a British think tank, coal-fired power plants are losing billions of euros every year, but energy companies say this is nonsense. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Climate change 26-09-2019

Thinning of the Arctic ‘unprecedented for at least 1,000 years’ – IPCC report

The Arctic has lost around 12.8% of its surface area every decade between 1979 and 2018, which is "likely unprecedented for at least 1,000 years" and could shrink even more if no action is taken, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'environnement reports.
31-03-2017

The Presidency: Europe’s social contract

After years of austerity, confidence in Europe's capacity to care for the weakest and most disadvantaged has come under close scrutiny. The Maltese Presidency pledges to lead by example advancing Europe social policy in close consultation with social partners, civil society and citizens.
Brexit 23-07-2012

UK’s top energy efficiency ranking thrown into doubt

A ranking of the UK as the world's most energy-efficient country by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) was “over-generous”and contradicted official EU statistics, Brussels experts have told EURACTIV.

Innovation in Europe lacks ‘creative destruction’: Report

European innovation policies lack the "creative destruction" widely accepted in the US, raising barriers for businesses seeking to find new ideas and applications, according to a report compiled by the Centre for European Reform, a British think-tank.
Euro & Finance 06-04-2009

De Larosière report fails to tackle main issues

"The de Larosière report fails to tackle the main fault lines that the credit crisis has shown to exist in the EU supervisory landscape," write Professors Laurens Jan Brinkhorst (University of Leiden), Jean-Victor Louis (Université Libre de Bruxelles) and René Smits (University of Amsterdam) in a March paper.
Climate change 06-12-2007

Court report reveals ‘failure’ of EU fisheries management

Overfishing linked to major shortcomings in the EU’s fisheries management system is endangering European fish stocks, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors.