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EU says no trade deals with countries not in Paris pact

7 Feb 18 - The EU has backed French calls to make trade deals with the world’s second-biggest economy contingent on membership of the Paris climate agreement.

New index will track EU sustainable investment

2 Feb 18 - A sustainability index has been launched to track the performance of environmentally and socially responsible European companies.

EU renewables overtake coal for first time

1 Feb 18 - Renewable technologies - wind, solar and biomass - have beaten coal generation for the first time in the EU.

France to close coal plants two years early

31 Jan 18 - French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that all the country’s coal-fired plants will shut down by 2021- two years earlier than initially planned.

Gas field earthquakes put firms on notice

26 Jan 18 - Two hundred of the Netherlands’ biggest companies have been told by their government to stop sourcing fuel from a major Dutch gas field within four years following a series of increasingly...

German emissions rise for second year in a row

26 Jan 18 - An increase in transport sector emissions drove up Germany’s total greenhouse gas emissions for the second time in a row in 2016.

The climate solution no-one in Davos will be talking about

25 Jan 18 - Economists say a global carbon tax would efficiently shift the world to safer energy production. So why is it barely mentioned?

Poland’s new leader eyes nuclear future

15 Dec 17 - Poland is in no hurry to ditch coal power any time soon but the new prime minister insists nuclear energy and renewable sources are a part of the country’s future energy mix.

Germany the champion nation for recycling

14 Dec 17 - Germany is the leading nation for recycling, followed closely by Wales and Singapore, according to new research.

... and France is best at food sustainability

14 Dec 17 - A war on waste food in France has helped it secure the top spot in a ranking of countries by their food sustainability.

Europe utilities vow to be carbon neutral by 2050

14 Dec 17 - More than 3500 European utility companies have vowed to lead the low-carbon energy transition, calling on policymakers to accelerate electrification.

Macron pays US scientists to move to France

13 Dec 17 - Eighteen climate scientists from the US and elsewhere have hit the jackpot as France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France.

Europe's coal plants bleeding cash

11 Dec 17 - Almost all coal plants in the European Union will be outspending their income by the end of the next decade, relying on subsidies to stay open to back up wind and solar generation.

The most northerly town in the world is at risk of disappearing

11 Dec 17 - It’s freezing, snowing and so far north that the sun won’t rise again until March, but the 2000 residents of the world’s most northerly town wish it were much colder.

Farm grows food under streets of Paris

11 Dec 17 - La Caverne is an urban farm that grows mushrooms, herbs and greens beneath the streets of Paris.

Citizens fight EU weedkiller decision

8 Dec 17 - The public is fighting back against an EU decision to renew the licence of controversial pesticide Glyphosate.

Iceland's new PM vows carbon neutrality by 2040

7 Dec 17 - Iceland's new Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir, 41, says she wants her nation to be carbon neutral by 2040.

In Poland’s coal heartland, miners imagine a greener future

7 Dec 17 - While the Polish government champions coal, the area around Katowice, host of next year’s UN climate summit, is starting to diversify its economy.

Sacre bleu! It seems the French are world's smartest farmers

7 Dec 17 - France has topped the 2017 edition of the Food Sustainability Index exhibiting the best performance across food loss and waste, sustainable agriculture and nutritional challenges.

Can a massive barrier save Venice from drowning?

6 Dec 17 - The engineering limitations and cost overruns of a huge barrier designed to protect Venice from sea level rise are raising questions about the mega-projects that many coastal cities are hoping can...

4 Dec 17  How Airbus was allowed to write its own climate rules

1 Dec 17  Southern Spain is getting that sinking feeling

28 Nov 17  Swedish power plant burns clothes instead of fossil fuels

23 Nov 17  You're spies, Russia tells green campaigners

23 Nov 17  Poland faces $170,000-a-day fines over illegal logging

23 Nov 17  Meet the green gurus who use 1400 disposable cups a day

21 Nov 17  Electric highway will link Norway and Italy

20 Nov 17  Norway’s wealth fund eyes divesting from fossil fuels

16 Nov 17  Activists sue Norway over Arctic exploration plan

13 Nov 17  EU strikes deal on carbon market reform

10 Nov 17  Germany's dirty coalmines focus for direct action

9 Nov 17  EU acts to clean up transport and boost e-vehicles

3 Nov 17  Europe still drilling for oil, despite Paris Agreement

31 Oct 17  Climate change looms like a tragedy for Greeks

30 Oct 17  Super-rich's supersonic private jets will be super-polluting

30 Oct 17  Italy eyes a coal-free future with new energy strategy

26 Oct 17  EU eyes green clause in trade deals (including ours)

24 Oct 17  Development banks join forces to fight climate change

17 Oct 17  EU rules out tax on plastic products to reduce waste

16 Oct 17  Germany to miss climate targets ‘disastrously’

16 Oct 17  Italy's ominous supervolcano shows signs of waking

16 Oct 17  BALTIC BURPS: Clams giving off as much gas as 20,000 cows

11 Oct 17  German Greens put climate progress top of agenda

10 Oct 17  Mackerel on the move stir up European politics

4 Oct 17  Powerco changes name and abandons fossil fuels

3 Oct 17  Europe playing a two-faced climate change game

28 Sep 17  EU climate chief’s Paris suggestion sparks anger

26 Sep 17  Weakened Merkel means boost for coal phaseout

25 Sep 17  Innovation fuels Europe’s leadership on shared mobility

22 Sep 17  EU aims for 100% emission cuts in new mid-century roadmap

21 Sep 17  Angela Merkel the world's leading eco-vandal

20 Sep 17  Figueres wants EU action on ‘imported deforestation’

15 Sep 17  EU extends respite from airline carbon fees

14 Sep 17  EU moves closer to ‘genuine energy union’

13 Sep 17  Macron to pitch global environmental rights charter

8 Sep 17  Norway vote could be turning point for Arctic oil

8 Sep 17  France to ban oil, gas output on home soil

7 Sep 17  Merkel under pressure to tackle toxic smog

5 Sep 17  Glyphosate ban will kill ‘conservation agriculture’

4 Sep 17  Finland doubles down on nuclear power

30 Aug 17  Oslo puts ecological riches at the heart of the city

22 Aug 17  Swiss trees swelter as climate warms

21 Aug 17  It's a good bet Norway will be first fully electrified society

18 Aug 17  Norway selling out-of-date food to help to tackle waste

17 Aug 17  Switzerland and EU agree to link carbon markets

16 Aug 17  EU said to be considering electric car quota

15 Aug 17  Norway's push for Arctic oil threatens Paris goals

15 Aug 17  Climate change is triple risk to Europe

8 Aug 17  Sahara solar project aims to power Europe

7 Aug 17  Melting Alps glaciers could reveal hundreds of corpses

3 Aug 17  Coal lobby threatens to sue over clean air rules

31 Jul 17  EU court orders Poland to stop logging forest

31 Jul 17  Europe’s wind capacity grows but concerns persist

26 Jul 17  UK businesses urge PM to raise climate ambitions

26 Jul 17  Electric trams shuttle goods around Europe cities

21 Jul 17  Work for me, says Macron, and scientists flock to France

20 Jul 17  EU slapped for breaching access to environmental justice

13 Jul 17  Finland ignores scientists and increases logging

12 Jul 17  Changing climate puts load on labourers

7 Jul 17  France decrees commercial rooftops must be green

5 Jul 17  In the Netherlands, a better way to rebuild the beach

4 Jul 17  Europe's contribution to deforestation set to rise

3 Jul 17  Germany ‘massively weakens’ draft G20 climate plan

3 Jul 17  Lack of green options traps Europe’s energy poor

28 Jun 17  French leader vows to stop oil and gas licences

19 Jun 17  EU acts to restrict hormone-disrupting chemical in plastics

16 Jun 17  IT'S THE LAW: Sweden aims to be carbon neutral by 2045

15 Jun 17  Germany and California strengthen climate ties

8 Jun 17  UK leads way in Europe emissions reductions

25 May 17  Europe's last big primeval forest on brink of collapse

24 May 17  Swiss referendum votes in favour of renewables

23 May 17  UK companies better to stay with European ETS

23 May 17  Shell shareholders to vote for new climate goals

19 May 17  'Climate heroes' fight EU land and forest rules

18 May 17  Shell paid university for say on curriculum

11 May 17  EU countries paying coal companies to stick around


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