Road transport and buildings have been spared from EU ETS obligations until now, but an upcoming revision may change that, and climate campaigners are concerned.
The chair of the European Parliament's environment committee says the EU failed ten years ago to connect the climate crisis to recovery from the financial crisis, but insists it will not fail for Covid-19.
Covid-19 recovery plans from Paris and Madrid have been deemed to be among the greenest in the world, but they have chosen different paths for how to structure their expenditure of EU money.
The UK was one of the strongest pro-nuclear voices in the EU. The loss of its large number of Council votes has left France without a strong ally and opened a path for Germany to block public funding for new nuclear plants.
Work in the wind sector is changing and the Covid-19 pandemic is accelerating that change, says Elizabeth Benedict Christensen, global talent management specialist at Danish wind company Vestas.
The European Commission had an opportunity to put its money where its mouth is on making free trade compatible with climate goals – but the strategy unveiled this month is not a game changer.
Heating homes with excess heat from power plants instead of individual boilers seems like a climate no-brainer, but given its historical reliance on coal, does the technology have a place in the clean energy transition?
The Trump administration was eager to export US shale gas to the rest of the world, including LNG exports to Europe. It remains to be seen whether President Biden will prioritise climate action over short-term economic interests.
The surprise takeover of the US Senate by the Democrats opens new possibilities for the EU, eager to have another major developed economy as a climate action ally.