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Today β€” January 22nd 2020Your RSS feeds

EU to name and shame climate plan laggards β€˜in the coming days’

By FrΓ©dΓ©ric Simon

Just over half of European Union countries have submitted their final national energy and climate plans (NECPs) to the European Commission by the 1 January deadline, a senior official has said, warning that the EU executive will soon publish the full list of countries online.

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The case for a border carbon tax as an own resource to the EU budget

By Ivailo Kalfin

To deliver on the flagship European Green Deal, there is a need to introduce a new source of revenues for the EU budget under the form of carbon tax, writes Ivailo Kalfin.

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β€˜Jury is still out’ on EU’s carbon border tax, Hogan says

By FrΓ©dΓ©ric Simon

The European Commission will not reveal its approach on the EU’s proposed carbon border tax until late 2020 or early 2021, when it concludes a detailed feasibility analysis, said Phil Hogan, the EU’s trade commissioner.

Could bacteria help recycle greenhouse gases in the future?

By Florence Schulz

Could bacteria assist in the recycling of greenhouse gases in the future instead of releasing them into the atmosphere? European researchers are working to reverse the metabolism of intestinal bacteria that feed on CO2 so that they form products that can be used at an industrial level. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Industrial decarbonisation and the EU Green Deal: The case for bold action

By Gauri Khandekar

The green deal is a credible first step to decarbonise energy-intensive industries such as steelmaking and chemicals. However, the transition to climate neutrality will also depend on the development of a comprehensive, integrated industrial strategy, writes Gauri Khandekar.

Reducing Fire, and Cutting Carbon Emissions, the Aboriginal Way

By Thomas Fuller and Matthew Abbott

As blazes rage in southern Australia, Indigenous fire-prevention techniques that have sharply cut destructive bushfires in the north are drawing new attention.

Reducing Fire, and Cutting Carbon Emissions, the Aboriginal Way

By Thomas Fuller and Matthew Abbott

As blazes rage in southern Australia, Indigenous fire-prevention techniques that have sharply cut destructive bushfires in the north are drawing new attention.

Reducing Fire, and Cutting Carbon Emissions, the Aboriginal Way

By Thomas Fuller and Matthew Abbott

As blazes rage in southern Australia, Indigenous fire-prevention techniques that have sharply cut destructive bushfires in the north are drawing new attention.

EU plans ditching carbon cost refund for seven industrial sectors

By FrΓ©dΓ©ric Simon

The European Commission has proposed removing mining activities and fertiliser manufacturing from a list of heavy industries eligible for state aid, arguing EU climate policies no longer puts them at risk of relocating production outside Europe.

Not all member states will benefit from the European Green Deal

By Cécile Barbière

The wide-ranging European Green Deal provides for a European fund for a just transition, which is meant to support regions that are economically highly dependent on fossil fuels. But not all member states will benefit from it. EURACTIV France reports.

Achieving 1.5Β°C warming goal requires rapid reform of EU carbon market

By Mari Pantsar, Outi HaanperΓ€

To deliver quick results at least political cost, the European Commission should focus on two measures when revising the EU Emissions Trading Scheme: strengthening the cap and enhancing the Market Stability Reserve (MSR), write Mari Pantsar and Outi Haanperä.

New cars still way behind in reaching EU emission standards by 2021

By Victor Miget

While the European Union has set a limit of 95g/km for new vehicles, with one year to go before the deadline, manufacturers are stagnating at 122g/km according to AAA Data. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'environnement reports.

How to Stop Freaking Out and Tackle Climate Change

By Emma Marris

Here’s a five-step plan to deal with the stress and become part of the solution.

Australia’s fires have killed or imperiled 1 billion animals, expert warns

By Christopher Carbone

More than 1 billion birds, reptiles and mammals may have been killed by the fires sweeping across Australian, according to a new estimate from the University of Sydney.

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