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EU relaxes subsidy rules to prevent exodus of green tech companies
The new rules will make it easier for member states to inject subsidies into key green tech products such as solar panels, heat pumps and wind turbines.
Are e-fuels a viable and green alternative to the combustion engine?
An emerging technology, e-fuels are extracted from a combination of hydrogen and carbon dioxide.
EU delays final vote on combustion engine ban, exposing dissent
Under the proposed law, new sales of cars and vans that run on fossil fuels will be totally banned after 2035.
Recovering wasted heat could cover EU's energy needs - Report
The report published by engineering company Danfoss says that Europe could save up to €67bn by 2050 if it captured excess heat.
Is EU's hydrogen revolution achievable in time to meet climate goals?
The European Commission wants to produce 10 million tonnes of hydrogen per year by 2030.
Hotel miniature toiletries could be banned under new EU law
In Europe, each person generates almost 180 kg of packaging waste on average every year.
As 2022 ends, here's what some MEPs hope to achieve next year
The environment, the energy crisis and defence are likely to be some of the big topics for European lawmakers next year.
EU reaches deal to ban products linked to deforestation
The agreement covers products including palm oil, cattle, soy, coffee, cocoa, timber and rubber.
EU to phase out new combustion engine cars by 2035
The deal represents the first made under the EU's flagship Fit for 55 package to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030. But Greenpeace EU lambasted the 2035 deadline as too late and said that it falls short of the bloc's climate commitment.
Austria to take EU to court over 'greenwashing' of gas and nuclear
The Austrian environment minister said that "several other states have been very critical of, and very vocal also, in their criticism on the delegated act and so we will also look for further allies in the lawsuit."
How can businesses fight climate change? We ask the experts
Remote work, a circular economy and climate dividends. This is how small and large companies can go green.
EU countries agree to end sale of combustion-engine cars by 2035
The EU wants to become the world's first carbon-neutral continent by 2050.
MEPs vote to reform the EU's emissions system and impose a carbon tax
The positive votes come two weeks after chaotic scenes erupted in the hemicycle, delaying the three key laws.
The EU's recovery fund has a new raison d'être: energy independence
Brussels plans to tap into the unused money from the COVID-19 fund to slash dependency on Russian fossil fuels.
The EU wants more renewables. For these, it's dependent on China.
About 80% of the components needed to manufacture a wind turbine are produced in China as are 97% of the silicon wafers necessary to build a solar panel.
Chaos erupts at EU Parliament as three key climate laws postponed
A vote on the Emissions Trading System caused an unexpected domino effect of rejections and delays.
Debates and Opinion
As war rages, EU Green Deal finds itself at a crossroads | View
The EU has an opportunity to deepen its unity and establish itself as an anchor for global security, argues Laurence Tubiana.
Ukraine war is 'a wake-up call' for faster transition to green energy
"No country controls the wind and the sun. Let’s make sure that this is the last time that the global economy is held hostage to the hostile actions of those who produce fossil fuels."
Is the EU about to up its renewable energy target to 45% by 2030?
The renewable share varies widely between EU countries, ranging from more than 50% in Sweden to below 10% in Luxembourg.
The EU needs lithium to help wean it off oil. But is there enough?
Lithium mining has been controversial in Serbia and Portugal, but it is integral to Europe's energy transition.