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Rewrite energy policy and re-industrialise Europe | Financial Times

On Wednesday the European Commission will put forward its energy and climate policy package for 2030. Brussels should take this opportunity to close …

European parliament votes for stronger climate targets

The European parliament voted on Wednesday to require member states to meet binding national targets on renewable energy, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions.<p>In a decisive vote, 341 to 263 MEPs called for three binding targets for 2030: a 40% cut in greenhouse gases, compared with 1990 …

New EU Law to Create Massive Electric Vehicle Charging Grid Throughout Europe by 2020

The European Parliament just passed a resolution this week that will require member states to install a specified number of electric vehicle charging …

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Energy prices have overstated impact on EU industry - report

* Like Japan, Europe must rely on innovation, energy thrift<p>* EU leaders to discuss energy costs in March<p>* Academics reject industry claims on energy costs<p>By Barbara Lewis<p>BRUSSELS, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Energy prices have an overstated impact on the competitiveness of Europe’s businesses, economic …

In the Picture: EU Energy Crisis | Financial Times

Print this page<p><i>By Toby Luckhurst</i><br>Europe is beset by rising energy prices, driven by the increasing competitiveness of shale production in the US, …

EU sets out leaner 2030 climate and energy vision

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union set out new climate and energy goals for 2030 on Wednesday, proposing less stringent targets than in the past in a reflection of tougher economic circumstances and a desire to limit rising energy costs.<p>The bloc’s executive - the European Commission - said EU …

EU to cut carbon emissions by 40% by 2030

Europe will cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, compared with 1990 levels, the toughest climate change target of any region in the world, and will produce 27% of its energy from renewable sources by the same date.<p>The landmark deal was reached after grinding negotiations dragged on to …

EU 2030 climate action: a big step that is not enough

Europe's new targets of a 40% carbon emissions cut by 2030 and a boost to renewable energy have been greeted with both acclaim and derision for their ambition, or lack of it. Both views are justifiable: it's a classic example of a glass being simultaneously half full and empty.<p>For those focusing on …

Ed Davey urges EU to adopt 40% emissions cut target

Ed Davey, the energy secretary, has called on EU heads of state to endorse a target to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, but reject a specific binding renewables target.<p>The European commission is due to issue a paper next Wednesday that is likely propose a EU-wide renewables target in …

EU to ditch transport emissions goals beyond 2020

* Commission to outline climate policy goals next week<p>* Expected to include one main greenhouse gas target<p>* Years of debate expected before firm law agreed<p>By Barbara Lewis and Charlie Dunmore<p>BRUSSELS, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The European Union’s climate and energy strategy for 2030 will not include a …

EU set to scale back 2030 climate ambitions

* Targets under discussion lower than previous EU pledges<p>* Sends signal ahead of UN climate talks<p>* Member states divided over different energy priorities<p>By Barbara Lewis<p>BRUSSELS, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The European Commission is considering setting a goal to cut EU carbon emissions by 35 or 40 percent …

Rift over new EU energy, climate policy deepens

* Official publication of 2030 policy expected this month<p>* Member states deeply divided over new targets<p>* EU views set tone ahead of 2015 U.N. climate talks<p>* Debate over 35-40 percent carbon, 24-27 percent renewables<p>By Barbara Lewis<p>BRUSSELS, Jan 10 (Reuters) - European Commissioners clashed on …

Group of ministers urges EU to set 2030 goal for renewable energy

LONDON, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Ministers from Germany, France and six other countries have called for the European Union to set a 2030 goal for renewable energy use, in opposition to their British counterpart who advocates a sole greenhouse gas emissions target.<p>A 2030 renewables goal, which would be …