EU approves €3.2bn state aid by seven nations for battery research and innovation

Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Sweden will provide the funding, with the overall project expected to unlock an additional €5b in private investments

EU and member states’ climate contributions exceed €21bn

They remain the largest provider of public climate finance, which has more than doubled since 2013, to help developing nations cope with the impacts of climate change

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IEA: Global oil markets ‘well supplied’ after attack in Saudi Arabia

Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman announced production would be back online to normal levels by the end of the month

EU carbon emissions ‘significantly decreased’ in 2018

The highest decrease of emissions was recorded in Portugal and Bulgaria

EU member states ‘continue to struggle with emissions’

Full implementation of EU environmental legislation is expected to save the economy around €55bn every year

Eleven EU member states have hit 2020 renewable energy goals

The share of energy from renewable sources in the EU reached 17.5% in 2017

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New EU rules to prevent and prepare for power supply crisis

They are expected to make it easier for member states to help each other if there was an electricity crisis situation

EU finalises technical follow-up for tougher car emissions tests

The reforms are expected to reduce margins of technical uncertainty and increase rigorous checks of cars already in circulation

Seven member states urge EU to raise climate goals

Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden are calling for the development and implementation of an “ambitious” long term strategy

EU’s energy efficiency gap in 2016 was 4%

The EU exceeded its primary energy consumption, also known as its energy efficiency target, by 4% in 2016. That’s according to Eurostat, the statistical office of the EU, which compares this against the goal of cutting energy consumption by 20% by 2020. This limits usage to 1,483 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe) – since 1990, […]