Europe’s mayors pen climate letter to EU calling for increased action

The document urges EU leaders to set the goals of the Paris Agreement as objectives of its 2050 strategy

London-based bank lends €500m for Trans Adriatic gas pipeline

It is considered a priority project of the EU

INEOS to invest €2.7bn in two chemical plants in Europe

The ethane ‘cracker’ is expected to be one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly facilities

European demand response market ‘to grow to $3.5bn by 2025’

It is expected to be aided by advances in Internet of Things-enabled systems

EU investigates restrictions on free flow of gas sold by Qatar

Qatar Petroleum is the largest supplier of LNG in Europe, accounting for around 40% of the region’s overall LNG imports

Policymakers ‘must minimise energy disruption from Brexit’

Eurelectric says maintaining a close collaboration between the EU and UK on electricity and climate issues is vital

Major European banks pilot energy efficiency mortgages

Under such schemes, buyers can get reduced interest rates on their mortgages for greener and more energy efficient homes

EU’s total emissions fell by 0.4% in 2016

The European Environment Agency (EEA) suggests the decrease was largely due to using less coal

Russian energy giant Gazprom dodges EU fine in competition probe

The European Commission has instead imposed a set of legally binding obligations

Ireland offers €500k for smart renewable energy systems

Proposals must be submitted by applicants from Ireland and at least one other European partner country