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EU carbon prices hit all-time high

Friday - EU carbon allowance prices hit an all-time high of over Eur47/mt April 22 as bullish mood continued in the market in the wake of the EU's informal agreement on a revamped 2030 emissions reduction goal.

Europe to overhaul corporate climate disclosure

Thursday - The European Commission is proposing an overhaul of the union's corporate sustainability reporting and disclosure framework.

Dutch cities heading for zero emission deliveries

Wednesday - Cities in the Netherlands want to make their air cleaner by banning fossil fuel delivery vehicles from urban areas from 2025.

Europe risks €87 billion in stranded fossil gas assets

15 Apr 21 - Europe is building or planning to build €87 billion worth of fossil gas infrastructure in a continued expansion of pipelines and LNG terminals, despite the need to halve emissions by 2030.

Dutch going with the flow

15 Apr 21 - In Amsterdam, a group of forward-thinking people decided to go with the flow. Schoonschip, a self-sustaining floating community of more than 100 residents, boasts innovative technology like 500 solar panels and a green roof on every house.

France's e-bikes for clunkers scheme

13 Apr 21 - France is offering the owners of old, exhaust-belching cars the opportunity to hand over their vehicles for scrap in return for a 2,500 euro grant to buy an electric bicycle.

Greenlanders vote for the environment

12 Apr 21 - A fight over Greenland's rich oil, gas and mineral deposits is raging, as global warming melts ice and exposes rich reserves. Now Greenlanders are struggling to balance economic growth and environmental protection.


A French route to EV future

8 Apr 21 - The latest vehicle sales data for France tell an interesting story about the future of the auto sector in Europe.

EU at loggerheads over 2030 target

31 Mar 21 - The fifth round of negotiations between the European Union Council and members of parliament achieved little progress on agreeing a climate law.

EU experts to say nuclear power is a green investment

31 Mar 21 - Experts tasked with assessing whether the European Union should label nuclear power as a green investment will say that the fuel qualifies as sustainable, according to a leaked document.

Sweden to increase airport fees for high-polluting planes

24 Mar 21 - Sweden plans to charge airlines more at takeoff and landing if their aircrafts are more polluting, the government has said.

Industry calls for hydrogen blending into gas

22 Mar 21 - More than 90 energy companies, equipment manufacturers and gas network operators have called on the European Commission to consider hydrogen blending into natural gas for parts of Europe that cannot...

Carbon pricing driving home renovation

18 Mar 21 - Like other European countries, the Czech Republic’s buildings are in need of renovation. Unlike others, it partly funds renovation programmes with revenues generated from the emission trading scheme,...

France makes constitutional move on climate

17 Mar 21 - France's National Assembly has voted to enshrine the fight against climate change and the protection of biodiversity in the constitution, the first step towards a national referendum on the matter.

Droughts worst in 200 years

16 Mar 21 - The series of severe droughts and heatwaves in Europe since 2014 is the most extreme for more than 2000 years, research suggests.

EU keeps free credits for industry

15 Mar 21 - The European Parliament has rejected proposals to phase out free carbon dioxide pollution credits for industries covered by the EU’s Emissions Trading System, even as the bloc plans to gradually...

EU border carbon levy could help poor countries

10 Mar 21 - Europe's future carbon border adjustment mechanism is part of the “new own resources” for the EU budget and must be used to combat global warming across the world, says MEP leading the project.

EU clashes over ‘net’ 2030 climate target

8 Mar 21 - Lawmakers have denounced a “loophole” in the European Commission’s proposed climate target for 2030 and pointed the finger at the EU executive for its hard negotiation style over the EU climate law.

Banks should publish green yardstick, says authority

2 Mar 21 - European banks should publish a “green-asset ratio” as a core measure of their climate-friendly business activities, says the European Union's banking watchdog.


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