Category: European Union

EU sets out plans for windfall taxes and power savings amid energy crisis

European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen also plans cap on price of Russian gasThe head of the EU executive, has set out plans for windfall taxes, mandatory electricity savings and a cap on the price of Russian gas to limit Kremlin revenues used t…

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Burning forests for energy isn’t ‘renewable’ – now the EU must admit it | Greta Thunberg and others

The EU’s classification of wood fuels is accelerating the climate crisis. Next week, a key vote can change thatNext week the future of many of the world’s forests will be decided when members of the European parliament vote on a revised EU renewable en…

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Energy price inflation: how the UK and EU could fight it

What can be done about rising prices – and would nationalising gas and electricity firms help?Governments across Europe have been funding relief measures to help people with energy and petrol bills. The UK announced a £15bn package in May, largely in t…

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EU urges member states to slash gas use by 15% to counter ‘Russian blackmail’

Call for voluntary cut until March 2023 with binding reduction targets possible when Moscow ‘likely’ halts suppliesThe European Union’s executive body has urged member states to slash their gas consumption by 15%, as it warned that a complete shutdown …

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EU urges member states to slash gas use by 15% to counter ‘Russian blackmail’

Call for voluntary cut until March 2023 with binding reduction targets possible when Moscow ‘likely’ halts suppliesThe European Union’s executive body has urged member states to slash their gas consumption by 15%, as it warned that a complete shutdown …

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Anti-green MP Steve Baker considering running for PM

Exclusive: High Wycombe MP says if he won leadership race he would dismantle green policiesBoris Johnson to resign – latest developments liveSteve Baker is considering running for prime minister, and if he won he would dismantle many of Boris Johnson’s…

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