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EU car makers already beating 2015 emission targets

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EU data shows 11 major manufacturers have passed the 130g CO2/km mark two years early

31 Oct 2014

We've got an EU 2030 deal, what now?

Smoking chimney emitting pollution

Roz Bulleid of the EEF offers five proposals to help ensure the EU meets its new energy and climate change targets

31 Oct 2014

Plant scientists urge Europe to stop blocking GM trials on ‘political’ grounds

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Organiser of open letter says: 'Politicians that choose to ignore this message cannot in future say they take science seriously'

30 Oct 2014

International climate targets are great, but the future's local

John Alker of the UK Green Building Councils argues that international and national arguments over decarbonisation conceal the rapid progress being made at a local level

29 Oct 2014

EU could cut emissions 24 per cent by 2020

Preliminary figures suggest bloc is on track to meet all three 2020 climate and energy goals

28 Oct 2014

It's not perfect, but the EU energy and climate package is great news for the green economy

The targets and policies delivered by the EU energy and climate change package prove that decarbonisation efforts are now firmly part of the political and business mainstream

28 Oct 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

Cameron hails EU climate agreement as end to green energy 'diktats'

But Green MP Caroline Lucas says lack of binding energy savings target is bad for consumers and businesses

27 Oct 2014

Ed Davey hails 'historic' EU climate and energy package

UK government downplays fears new framework will fail to drive investment in low carbon technology and fund coal power in Eastern Europe

24 Oct 2014

EU 2030 climate and energy package: All the latest

All the latest news and analysis as EU leaders attempt to agree long term climate and energy policy

24 Oct 2014

EU 2030 climate and energy package - the green economy reaction

What the sector is saying about the deal to cut emissions 40 per cent and deliver 27 per cent renewable energy by 2030

24 Oct 2014

European Union agrees to slash CO2 'at least 40 per cent' by 2030

Deal struck in the early hours of this morning includes binding 27 per cent target for renewable energy and voluntary energy savings goal

24 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

Could Portugal's interconnector demands threaten EU 2030 climate targets?

Reports suggest latest draft of Climate and Energy package exclude binding target on cross border power cables

23 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

WTO environmental goods liberalization - not just green, but also good

It may not have commanded the same attention as the controversial TTIP talks, but as Tatjana Sachse explains efforts to agree a green trade deal could have huge implications for the low carbon economy

23 Oct 2014

Blue chips call for ambitious EU climate package, as concerns mount over lack of CCS support

Corporate giants demand emissions reduction target of at least 40 per cent, as leaked letter reveals UK concerns over lack of focus on carbon capture and storage

21 Oct 2014

Denmark's plan to offset transport emissions sparks EU row

Green champion’s push to funnel car emissions into the emissions trading system seen as attempt to bend rules

21 Oct 2014

A business plea for a strong 2030 energy and climate deal

Chief executive of Rockwool calls for European Council to show leadership and approve on an ambitious energy savings target this week

21 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

Ed Davey: We need a climate deal in Brussels next week 'no ifs, no buts'

UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary issues rallying call for an agreement next week on the EU 2030 Climate and Energy package

15 Oct 2014

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