Category: Europe

EU countries already hitting some of their sustainable energy targets for 2030

Study finds ‘systematic progress’ achieved in 2010s with some states reaching targets a decade earlySeveral European countries hit some of their sustainable energy targets for 2030 a decade early, a study has found, but big gaps remain across the board…

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Environmentally friendly heat pumps hit slump in Europe, says lobby group

Sales fell 5% over 14 countries for which data exists, according to the European Heat Pump AssociationEurope’s heat pump market has hit a slump, industry data shows, holding up the continent’s efforts to heat its homes without polluting the planet.Manu…

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Danish windfarm firm Ørsted to axe up to 800 jobs and pause dividend

Company developing world’s largest offshore windfarm in North Sea attempts to recover from turbulent yearBusiness live – latest updatesEurope live – latest updatesThe Danish company developing the world’s largest offshore windfarm in the North Sea is t…

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Poland to halt logging in 10 of its most ancient forests

New environment minister says measures – affecting just 1.5% of state-managed woods – are first step to stemming destructionPoland’s new climate minister has said she will “get saws out of Polish forests” by limiting logging in 10 of the country’s most…

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Do electric cars really produce fewer carbon emissions than petrol or diesel vehicles?

In part five of our series exploring myths surrounding EVs, we assess the greenwashing claimsAre EVs too costly to tempt drivers?Is it right to have range anxiety?Do EVs pose a greater fire risk?There is a spectre haunting electric cars: the question o…

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Do electric cars really produce fewer carbon emissions than petrol or diesel vehicles?

In part five of our series exploring myths surrounding EVs, we assess the greenwashing claimsAre EVs too costly to tempt drivers?Is it right to have range anxiety?Do EVs pose a greater fire risk?There is a spectre haunting electric cars: the question o…

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It’s one of Europe’s last pristine rivers. Can scientists save it from 50 dams?

The Neretva, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is one of the most biodiverse rivers on the continent – supporting bears, wolves, lynx and many rare species – but more than 50 planned dams could permanently transform the ecosystemAt the bottom of a ravine, nea…

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