EU to boost climate funding with further €4bn for poorer countries

Europe already contributes an estimated $25 billion in climate finance every year, Ursula von der Leyen said

EU reaches an agreement on 55% emissions cut by 2030

Lawmakers and representatives of the 27 member states also agreed to commit to negative emissions after 2050

EU members call for more action to accelerate transition to zero-emission vehicles

The transport sector currently accounts for roughly 25% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions

Four cities call on European Commission for multi-billion euro green transport scheme

The funds would support the development of zero-emission buses, refuse collection trucks and municipal vans

Automotive CEOs and European Commission discuss recovery plan based on Green Deal

The group discussed the role of a market stimulus to enable vehicle makers to re-open production facilities and keep people in jobs

European Commission approves Total’s plans to buy Direct Energie

It judged the proposed merger would not raise competition concerns

Ukraine’s ‘energy efficiency, renewables potential huge’

The potential for energy efficiency and renewable energy in Ukraine is “huge”. That’s the view of Maros Sefcovic, European Commission Vice President for Energy Union. During a visit to Kyiv, Ukraine, he said the Commission is prepared to support the establishment of the Energy Efficiency Fund before the end of the year. Mr Sefcovic said: […]

EU 2030 renewable target ‘must be backed up’ say Lords

EU renewable energy targets will not be achieved unless they are backed-up by a monitoring and enforcement mechanism which guarantees the agreement is in progress to be fulfilled. That’s the suggestion of the The House of Lords EU Committee which stated the mechanism should also ensure Member States live up to their own commitments and share […]

EU investigates alleged biofuel price fixing

An investigation to see whether ethanol producers have changed the benchmarks published by a price reporting agency has been launched. If found guilty they will have breached EU antitrust rules. Ethanol is an alcohol made from biomass which is mainly added to gasoline and used as a biofuel for certain motor vehicles. The companies being […]

€5bn boost for energy infrastructure projects in EU

The European Commission has launched 195 infrastructure projects worth €5.35 billion (£3.8bn) to help the EU reach its energy and climate goals. It includes 108 electricity, 77 gas, seven oil and three smart grids projects. The aim is to integrate Europe’s energy markets and diversify sources. One of the electricity projects aims to end the isolation […]