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Juncker Commission delays rather than ditches waste and air quality packages

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European Commission insists revised circular economy and pollution plans will be more ambitious than those on the table

16 Dec 2014

Lib Dems must stand up to Tories over EU's pollution and waste laws, say green groups

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Dan Rogerson accused of 'weasel words', after he fails to demand air quality and circular economy packages are retained

16 Dec 2014

Updated: UK 'silent' over Brussels' plans to ditch pollution and waste laws

Liz Truss photo by Gareth Milner under creative commons

Leaked document show Commission President wants to 'clear decks' so time and energy can be invested in proposals that will have biggest impact on jobs and growth

16 Dec 2014

EU must not bin waste and air quality rules, industry warns

Businesses and NGOs unite in call for Environment Secretary Liz Truss to persuade EU Commission to retain circular economy package

12 Dec 2014

Green groups hit back at BusinessEurope over attack on environmental ‘red tape'

Coalition of civil society groups voices opposition to industry lobby group's 'worrying deregulatory tendency'

08 Dec 2014

UN climate change deal must have legally binding targets, says EU

Time is running out for agreeing legal framework for emissions cuts, EU official warns

28 Nov 2014

Will the EU's €315 billion investment plan deliver the sustainable growth the global economy needs?

Too much capital across Europe is sitting idle, argues Martin Schoenberg of Climate Change Capital, the EU's infrastructure investment plan provides a way to put it to a good and green use

27 Nov 2014

Renewables to benefit from EU's new £250bn investment plan

European Commission and European Investment Bank unveil €21bn fund designed to boost investor confidence in new infrastructure projects

26 Nov 2014

BusinessEurope accused of 'callous' attack on environmental policies

Europe's biggest corporate lobby group reveals latest demands include plan to water down EU green policy

26 Nov 2014

Miliband: EU Brexit would torch UK's climate change credibility

Ed Miliband urges green businesses and campaigners to push politicians for bolder climate action

21 Nov 2014

EU energy efficiency rules need strengthening, not watering down

The EU's under fire Ecodesign rules are critical to the bloc's emission reduction efforts, argues Andrew Warren

18 Nov 2014

Green groups and businesses urge Juncker to save pollution and waste policies

NGOs and EU industry waste management companies write to Commission president calling on him to back green growth

17 Nov 2014

Brussels frames debate for greener TVs

European Commission restarts initiative to tighten energy-efficiency regulations on monitors and digital photo frames

17 Nov 2014

Juncker accused of seeking to roll back green growth agenda

Liberal MEPs say new Commission President wants to ditch plans for tighter air quality and waste policies

14 Nov 2014

Are changes to EU environmental legislation better for biodiversity or for business?

Policy Exchange's Katherine Drayson reveals how a little noticed change to the EU's Environmental Impact Assessment regime could deliver significant green benefits without hampering businesses

07 Nov 2014

2030 pact UK's most significant environmental deal ever – Ed Davey

British understanding with Poland key to climate agreement, says energy minister, but devil is in the detail

28 Oct 2014

A strong climate package is essential to revive flagging EU energy investment

Stephanie Pfeifer of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change explains why investors crave the policy certainty a bold EU energy and climate change package would deliver

24 Oct 2014

Ten things you need to know about the EU 2030 climate and energy package

As David Cameron joins the negotiations for a 2030 carbon reduction target, BusinessGreen assesses the key questions raised by the EU's new energy and climate change strategy

23 Oct 2014

Piketty: 'This is an unprecedented opportunity to drive investment in low-carbon growth'

‘Rockstar economist’ joins colleagues to urge European leaders to agree ambitious climate package and provide 'springboard' to cleaner world

22 Oct 2014

EU climate talks enter end game with everything still to play for

Final frantic round of negotiations and lobbying aims to deliver ambitious yet workable energy and climate change package

20 Oct 2014

Davey: 'People are ready to do a deal'

Energy and climate change secretary explains why he is optimistic the EU is about to agree to a bold and ambitious new energy and climate change package

17 Oct 2014

Davey hints at sweeteners for Eastern Europe as part of EU climate deal

Energy and climate change secretary confident an ambitious emissions reduction agreement can be done next week

17 Oct 2014

How will Europe's new reporting rules impact your business?

The European Union is requiring certain businesses to report on environmental strategies and programs - Here are five things you need to know

17 Oct 2014

Reports: Germany mulls legal action over EU's nuclear Hinkley ruling

Merkel's government could join Austria in challenging decision to approve State Aid for new UK reactors

10 Oct 2014

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