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, […]

Draft EU rules to prevent gas supply crises agreed

The European Parliament and Council have reached an informal agreement on new regulations which aim to prevent gas supply crises. Under the rules, an EU country facing an emergency gas shortage will be able to alert another member state and trigger cross-border assistance. The draft agreement establishes four “risk groups” of member states to serve […]

MEPs call for moratorium on winter heating cut-offs

Member States should declare a moratorium on winter heating disconnections so no household can be cut off from energy in the cold. That’s according to Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), who are calling for more support for fuel poor homes as well as further investment in energy efficiency projects to reduce bills. A non-binding […]

EU tightens rules for cleaner cars

The European Commission is proposing stricter rules to ensure car manufacturers comply with all safety, environmental and production requirements. Under the proposals, vehicle testing would be more independent and surveillance of cars already in circulation would be increased. That would mean Member States would have to carry out spot-checks on vehicles already on the market […]