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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.
How is Europe’s energy transition being shaped by the war in Ukraine?
Governments at all levels must support the electrification of heating, transport, and industry, in order to help us transition away from Russian fossil fuels.
Put nature centre of climate change policy, experts at CDP Awards
The world must be nature positive as soon as possible or risk a "loss of biodiversity reaching unprecedented rates".
EU will slash imports of Russian gas by two thirds by 2023
Brussels aims to replace the supply with LNG from countries like Qatar and the US.
Extreme heat turns people into green voters, study finds
Voters are more likely to go green if they have direct experience of climate change, but only in wealthier regions.
Brussels controversially labels gas and nuclear as green energy
The European Commission says gas and nuclear will act as "transitional" energy sources before renewables become widespread.
How a technical rulebook is sparking a storm over EU green energy
Brussels has proposed labelling natural gas and nuclear as green energy sources, prompting a furious backlash.
Social policy will be key to EU's green transition | View
The EU must combine people-focused initiatives with climate policy to ensure a fair transition to climate neutrality, argue the heads of the International and European Trade Union Confederations, Sharan Burrow and Luca Visentini.
Here are some of the issues Brussels will have on its plate in 2022
New year, same old problems?
China proposes green co-operation with Germany, including clean energy
President Xi says the world's second and fourth-largest economies should realise the growth potential of trade in services.
Green financing isn't effective but Europe can fix it | View
'Green finance' is not worth the money. Post-COP26, we need a new approach to tackling climate change through finance, writes ESMT Berlin president Jörg Rocholl.
EU wouldn't have climate neutral plan without Greta, says Timmermans
In a wide-ranging interview with Euronews, the Commission Vice-President opens up about COP26, natural gas and climate reparations.
Future-focused businesses must think circular
The world must significantly scale back overconsumption and adopt more circular economies to avoid climate disaster.
Corporate climate ambitions fall short, but boards can act now
Climate goals are set too far in the future which places a greater burden on the next generation of shareholders and leaders.
Why Europe's energy prices are soaring and could get much worse
A combination of market, geographic, and political factors have coalesced into a perfect storm, threatening to derail the economic recovery and hurt household incomes.
Europe's energy crisis: EU 'too reliant on gas', says von der Leyen
The European Commission President said that a speedy transition to clean energy would make the EU less reliant on natural gas imports.
Ten EU countries call on Brussels to label nuclear energy as green
The member states argue the current energy crunch, which has sent electricity prices soaring, makes the case for nuclear as an affordable, low-carbon energy source.
How Europe is preparing for a blockchain future
Blockchain and cryptos often go together, but the ledger technology can be used to build trust between governments too.
Are rural areas being left behind in the push for green mobility?
The logic persists that the car is king when it comes to getting around in the countryside but what are the solutions for decarbonising mobility in rural areas?
Can Brussels really become the world's largest issuer of green bonds?
The European Commission is about to issue its first-ever green bonds to finance the post-coronavirus recovery. The market is expected to reach $1 trillion by 2023.
Fossil fuel production must decline to keep warming below 1.5°C
"We stress that our estimates of unextractable reserves and production decline rates are likely underestimates."