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Britain receives final warning on ‘shameful’ air pollution levels

The European Commission has threatened Britain with court action and hundreds of millions of pounds in fines for persistently breaching EU limits on air pollution. Advertisements

February 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Luxembourg ‘made 172 secret tax deals’ with companies in year after LuxLeaks

Luxembourg struck 172 secret tax deals in the year after the LuxLeaks scandal first exposed the prevalence of agreements made between the government and multinational corporations, new research published today … Continue reading

December 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Trump can kill UN climate deal, warns EU carbon market chief

EXCLUSIVE/ The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States is a “real and imminent threat” to the fight against climate change, and “completely upends every single element” … Continue reading

November 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

What President Trump could mean for energy and climate policy

Before Donald Trump was elected America’s new president in yesterday’s elections (8 November), experts told EurActiv.com that his presidency would have a corrosive effect on global and EU climate and energy policy.

November 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Brexit: Canada’s trade model is not a golden ticket to the single market

This deal has been seven tortured, painstaking years in the making and it still isn’t in force.

October 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

EU overcomes sovereignty fears to secure deal on climate change

The European Union today (30 September) overcame fears over parliamentary sovereignty to secure a fast-track deal paving the way for the bloc to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change.

October 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Germany wants to scrap EU recycling targets

EXCLUSIVE / Germany, the EU’s most influential country and its leading recycler, has called for recycling targets in the European Commission’s Circular Economy package of green laws to be scrapped.

September 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

FuelsEurope boss: Burning global-warming petrol is society’s choice

The burning of petroleum in transport, despite its contribution to climate change, is a choice made by customers in a society that runs on liquid fuel, John Cooper has said. … Continue reading

September 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Countries offered EU climate target flexibility in bid to cut emissions

EU countries will be able to bank annual emissions savings from sectors such as agriculture and transport, and use them in later years to meet their climate targets, under legislation … Continue reading

July 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Brexit campaign leadership dominated by climate-sceptics

INVESTIGATION/ Leading figures in the Vote Leave referendum campaign to take Britain out of the EU have links to a controversial climate-sceptic think tank and question the science behind global … Continue reading

May 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

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