MEPs call for greener manufacturing of pharmaceutical products

They are urging the EU to tackle pharmaceutical pollution by making products more biodegradable whilst not impairing their efficacy

MEPs back higher emissions reduction target of 60% by 2030

It is an upgrade from the Commission’s emissions reduction proposal of ‘at least 50% towards 55%’ over the next decade

EU Energy Committee calls for priority projects to be aligned with 2050 climate goals

MEPs say the Trans-European Network-Energy regulation was set up in 2013 before the Paris climate deal was adopted and several developments have since significantly changed the landscape for energy policy

MEPs back new rules to make power market ‘cleaner’ and prevent blackouts

They have adopted four new laws on the EU electricity market under the Clean Energy for All Europeans package

EU Parliament backs ban on single-use plastics

The throwaway plastics to be banned from 2021 include straws, cutlery, plates, balloon sticks and cotton buds

European trade unions on the march for climate muscle

The guide offers advice and examples on how they can boost their influence climate strategy

MEPs greenlight stricter car testing reforms post-dieselgate scandal

The European Commission can impose fines of up to €30,000 (£26,260) per vehicle if manufacturers break the rules

MEPs back near zero energy buildings by 2050

Member states will be required to develop national long term strategies to support cost-saving renovation of public and private buildings

MEPs vote for stronger energy efficiency, renewables targets

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted to reduce energy use by 40% by 2030. Each EU nation will have to set its own corresponding national energy efficiency targets that are needed to reach the overall goal. They would cover all stages of the energy chain, including generation, transmission, distribution and end use. In […]

MEPs propose higher renewable energy target

Environment MEPs are proposing to raise the EU’s renewable energy goals for 2030. They suggest increasing the share of energy from renewable sources such as solar and wind to at least 35%. It is part of the ongoing reform of the renewables energy directive, a central piece of EU energy and climate change policy, which […]