One-third of existing coal capacity must retrofit or close
More than 100 coal-fired plants, representing one-third of the EU’s large-scale coal-fired power plant capacity, face costly air quality upgrades or closure as a result of the new EU emissions limits for large combustion plants ..
A new study commissioned by Transport and Environment maps the climate mitigation potential for EU agriculture. It concludes that there is no evidence that reducing emissions in agriculture is more difficult or less cost effective than in other sectors.
The resolution, which is based on a report by a Croatian social democrat, suggests over 300 changes and the EU environment committee chose to back up a lot of important suggestions, even if they rejected several of them.
The improvement of car fuel efficiency must be speeded up in order to meet the EU target for 2021, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA). Provisional figures released by the EEA put average CO2 emissions ..
In a vote on 4 April, the European Parliament approved tighter controls on vehicle emissions, but rejected a proposal for an EU Vehicle Surveillance Agency which would have ended the current discredited system in which national regulators ..
ENDS reports that carbon dioxide emissions from power stations and other major combustion plants, which account for 65 per cent of the European Union total, fell by four per cent in 2016 compared to the preceding year.