15. Apr. 2013
Tomorrow the Parliament is to vote on a proposal from the Commission to set aside a number of allowances to ensure the well functionning of the EU carbon market. The suppression of 900 million allowances from the beginning to the end of phase 3 (2013-2020) - while clearly not being sufficient - is absolutely necessary to prevent the current system from collapsing ....
10. Apr. 2013
The European Parliament is to soon vote on a future EU directive on offshore drilling. The EU Energy Commissioner has previously promised to ensure that an accident such as Deepwater Horizon in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico would never happen in EU waters. But the draft legislation as it is fails to address the current gaps in EU rules on offshore exploration and does not ask for a moratorium on drilling in sensitive or extreme environments like the Arctic...
04. Apr. 2013
Tomorrow, the Commission will publish its new Green Paper on the 2030 climate and energy policy framework. The Greens/EFA group is pushing for three different climate and energy targets: a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target (also known as 'Climate target'), an EU-wide renewables target and an EU-wide energy efficiency target.