Category: European Union

EU must cut carbon emissions three times faster to meet targets, report says

Climate commissioner says pace of reductions needs to speed up in buildings, transport and agriculture to meet 55% target by 2030The EU must cut greenhouse gas pollution almost three times more quickly than it has over the past decade to meet its clima…

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Europe and the US should work with China. Joint climate action could be a win-win

From deals on electric cars to investment in solar panels, there is room for all sides in the global green industrial revolutionOur polarised world is failing to tackle the climate crisis at the required speed. The only way to reverse this catastrophic…

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How Germany, France and Italy compare on net zero emission targets

Politics get in the way as the EU’s three largest economies, also its biggest polluters, fall short of cleaning up their act Germany, France and Italy have pledged to hit net zero emissions around the middle of the century in a bid to stop weather from…

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Why can’t the EU power ahead with green subsidies like Biden’s? It isn’t just political procrastination | Yanis Varoufakis

Unlike their US counterparts, EU policymakers still face the roadblocks of no money and no common treasuryInglorious procrastination is one of the European Union’s standard responses to major crises. This is not merely due to the difficulty of getting …

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Why can’t the EU power ahead with green subsidies like Biden’s? It isn’t just political procrastination | Yanis Varoufakis

Unlike their US counterparts, EU policymakers still face the roadblocks of no money and no common treasuryInglorious procrastination is one of the European Union’s standard responses to major crises. This is not merely due to the difficulty of getting …

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‘We are facing dependence on China’: EU battles to support green industry

Europe’s response to the US’s $369bn Inflation Reduction Act is being stymied by lack of funds and coordination, say analystsEurope is struggling to support green industries one year after the US passed a law to boost technologies needed to stop the pl…

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Labour needs an ‘honest debate’ about Brexit damage, union warns

Unless Britain develops a closer relationship with the EU it will continue to haemorrhage investment and jobs, says the GMBThe leader of one of the country’s biggest unions has urged Labour to conduct an “honest debate” about the economic damage being …

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European countries pledge huge expansion of North Sea wind farms

Nine countries sign declaration to turn North Sea into ‘Europe’s biggest green power plant’Nine European countries have pledged to multiply the capacity of offshore wind farms in the North Sea by eight times current levels before 2050, turning it into …

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