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Renewables assuming greater role in the EU energy mix, says report

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Wind, solar and other renewable energy sources are steadily increasing their share in energy consumption across the European Union (EU), further reducing the need for CO2-emitting fossil fuel energy, according to a report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) on Monday, April 3, 2017. This trend, it is gathered, is driving down greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation, buildings’ ...

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EU agrees reform on carbon trading scheme

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EU environment ministers on Tuesday, February 28 2017 reached an agreement in support of the revision of the ETS Directive for the period after 2020. Tuesday’s agreement comes after almost two years of discussions in the Council, led since the start of this year by the Maltese presidency, and serves as the basis for negotiations with the European Parliament. Welcoming ...

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European steel makers seek to stay afloat amid climate, energy agenda

The European steel industry is worried that a continental climate policy will engender regulatory carbon dioxide (CO2) costs that may undermine the sector’s wellbeing. The greenhouse gas (GHG) of most relevance to the world steel industry is CO2. On average, 1.8 tonnes of CO2 are emitted for every tonne of steel produced. According to the International Energy Agency, in 2010 ...

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