EU Commission updates offshore wind strategy to target 60GW by 2030

That is a five-fold increase by 2030 and 25-fold increase by 2050, from the current offshore wind capacity target of 12GW

EU unveils new energy efficiency strategy to retrofit 35m buildings

The strategy aims to tackle energy poverty, decarbonise heating and cooling solutions and renovate public buildings

‘Renewables smash new record providing 40% of European electricity’

The ‘highest quarterly figure on record’ was achieved while the share of fossil fuels dropped to 33%, according to a new report

EU to mobilise €30bn to support regional energy transition

Projects of energy and transport infrastructure, district heating networks and energy efficiency measures will be prioritised

EU commits to slash pesticide use by 50% by 2030 in green agriculture announcement

The announcement comes as part of a new roadmap to make farming and agriculture more sustainable

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EIB confirms €1bn to consolidate European battery industry

The funding forms part of the European Battery Alliance, committed to creating a competitive, cleaner and advanced battery cell industry

Lithuania forges ahead with 700MW offshore wind power plans in the Baltic Sea

The proposed offshore project is expected to generate up to three million MWh of electricity annually, enough to cover 25% of the nation’s current power demand

Calls for single-use plastics directive postponement due to Covid-19 crisis

Single-use plastics are vital for safety and hygiene in current pandemic

EU injects €1.4bn of funding into green projects across seven member states

Green infrastructure projects in Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain will benefit from the EU funding

EU announces almost €1bn of clean energy infrastructure funding

The EU funding will finance projects that enhance security of energy supply and contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions