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Today β€” December 11th 2018Your RSS feeds

IEA chief: Ethanol β€˜very important’ to reduce oil dependence

By Sarantis Michalopoulos

Ethanol will have a very important role in decarbonising the transport sector globally, the executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) told EURACTIV.com. Another energy expert said electrification will play a major role in transport but is not applicable to all sectors, which is where biofuels come in.

Yesterday β€” December 10th 2018Your RSS feeds

Green transition: ECB and budgetary authorities should face their responsibilities

By Michael Vincent, Ollivier Bodin

Reforming the rules for coordinating budgetary and economic policies in the eurozone is a necessity to conciliate economic, social and climate objectives, write Olivier Bodin and Michael Vincent.

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OPEC and Allies, Defying Trump, Agree to Cut Oil Output to Prop Up Prices

By STANLEY REED

The organization and nonmember oil-producing countries, chiefly Russia, reached a deal to reduce worldwide oil production by 1.2 million barrels a day — more than had been expected.

Local Energy Communities: driver of the 2050 low-carbon agenda?

By Evan Lamos, Michael Ball

Households and neighbourhoods feeding small-scale electricity and heat into a decentralised European energy grid: this is the vision developed by proponents of microgeneration. As much as half of EU citizens – including local communities, schools and hospitals – could be...

U.S.-China Friction Threatens to Undercut the Fight Against Climate Change

By SOMINI SENGUPTA

Distrust between the two biggest greenhouse gas emitters threatens to slow global action on climate change precisely at a time when the risks of climate catastrophe are rising.

U.S.-China Friction Threatens to Undercut the Fight Against Climate Change

By SOMINI SENGUPTA

Distrust between the two biggest greenhouse gas emitters threatens to slow global action on climate change precisely at a time when the risks of climate catastrophe are rising.

COP24 diary – day #5

By Claire Stam reporting from Katowice

Over this special series on COP24, EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into the goings on of the UN climate conference in Katowice and what is driving the conversation there. In this edition: An update on the negotiations, climate denialism, South America, costs of global warming, and more.

Polish coal aid sinks EU power market reform bid

By FrΓ©dΓ©ric Simon

Poland’s determination to continue providing financial assistance to coal power plants beyond 2030 has sunk an attempt to reform Europe’s electricity market, negotiators have said.

Macron makes U-turn on fuel-tax increases in face of β€˜yellow vest’ protests

By Georgi Gotev

France's prime minister on Tuesday (4 December) suspended planned increases to fuel taxes for at least six months in response to weeks of sometimes violent protests, the first major U-turn by President Emmanuel Macron's administration in 18 months in office.

German anti-coal demonstrations: β€˜We’re running out of time’

By Florence Schulz

In the run-up to the UN climate conference, which began in Katowice in Poland on 2 December, many thousands of people demonstrated to support accelerating the phasing out of the coal industry. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Why the EU shouldn’t ditch regulated energy prices just yet

By Monique Goyens

If the energy market fails to deliver affordable prices for those in a vulnerable situation, it should not trample people’s right to live a decent life. A way to limit harm is to avoid prices going too high, writes Monique Goyens.

Europe needs a new governance mechanism for sustainability

By Luca Jahier

The European Union unveiled a strategy last week to become the world's first climate neutral economy by 2050, generating a positive momentum ahead of the COP24 in Katowice, writes Luca Jahier.

Betting on a new way to make concrete that doesn’t pollute

By STANLEY REED

A New Jersey firm is experimenting in a small town in England with a new formula that reduces the carbon dioxide emitted in the making of the building material.

Trump’s β€˜Energy Dominance’ Doctrine Is Undermined by Climate Change

By LISA FRIEDMAN

Rising temperatures undermine the president’s vision of an energy-dominant America, affecting coal-fired power plants, oil production and the electrical grid, a federal report says.

β€˜Yellow vests’ show limits of consumer acceptance on climate change

By Dave Keating

As the European Commission unveiled its long-term vision for greenhouse gas reduction on Wednesday (28 November), a yellow cloud hung over the grand pronouncements.

Trump’s β€˜Energy Dominance’ Doctrine Is Undermined by Climate Change

By LISA FRIEDMAN

Rising temperatures undermine the president’s vision of an energy-dominant America, affecting coal-fired power plants, oil production and the electrical grid, a federal report says.

BSEF at the Energy Storage Global Conference 2018 [Promoted content]

By BSEF

BSEF, The International Bromine Council, was a proud exhibitor at the 2018 Energy Storage Global Conference.

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