PARIS/BRUSSELS, March 12 (Reuters) – European aviation
bosses have urged political leaders to stop an escalating global
row over an EU carbon levy, warning it is seriously threatening
Airbus CEO Tom Enders said that China — at the
forefront of opposition to the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)
- had suspended orders for aircraft worth $12 billion, putting
at least 2,000 positions at risk.
BRUSSELS, March 12 (Reuters) – EU governments will
have to record changes to forestry and farmland that alter the
carbon balance under draft law published on Monday, as the
European Commission presses ahead with new rules against
The proposals go beyond agreements reached at U.N. climate
change talks in Durban last year, by requiring EU nations to
monitor cropland and grazing land in addition to forests.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Coal-reliant Poland on Friday vetoed European Union efforts to move further towards a low carbon economy, pitting itself against the rest of the 27-member bloc.
Denmark, holder of the rotating EU presidency, has placed the environment at the heart of its leadership, backed by the Commission and the business community on the need for clear direction on EU climate policy beyond an existing set of 2020 goals.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Coal-reliant Poland on Friday blocked European Union efforts to move further towards a low carbon economy, pitting itself against the rest of the 27-member bloc.
Holder of the rotating EU presidency Denmark, has placed the environment at the heart of its leadership
BRUSSELS, March 9 (Reuters) – Denmark led tough talks
on Friday to try to persuade Poland not to block efforts to push
European Union environmental policy beyond existing targets that
only reach to 2020.
Coal-reliant Poland, worried about possible economic damage
from deeper carbon cuts beyond the EU’s existing goal of a 20
percent emissions reduction by 2020, has said it cannot yet
support increased green policy ambition.
WARSAW/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Poland is poised to wield its veto on Friday at a Brussels meeting seeking accord on how to shift to a low carbon economy by 2050 and has written to fellow EU environment ministers, urging them to share its views.
The ministers of the 27-nation bloc are gathering for a regular council meeting, which will not set firm policy, but is scheduled to approve a 2050 road-map, laying out milestones for carbon reductions beyond a set of 2020 policy targets.
BRUSSELS, March 6 (Reuters) – European Union safety
tests on nuclear plants should be completed by around the middle
of the year as time is needed to ensure they are thorough
enough, EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said.
In comments ahead of the anniversary of the Fukushima
nuclear disaster on March 11, Oettinger said stress tests would
be completed “not later than summer”.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s credibility as a global environmental leader is at risk unless it can mend its policies to meet green goals in reality and not just on paper, the head of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) said.
Environmental policy-making attention this week has focused on draft EU law to improve the bloc’s record on energy savings and on efforts to persuade the European Commission to prop up carbon prices, which have lost most of their value on the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).
BRUSSELS/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Oil consuming nations have no need to release stockpiles as they do not face a supply crunch, EU officials and the agency for consumers said on Wednesday after Washington announced it may use stocks to stem soaring gasoline prices in an election year.
Oil prices hit a 10-month high last week in dollar terms and an all-time high in euros and British pounds amid fears over a loss of Iranian oil supplies and a Israeli attack on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear installations.
BRUSSELS, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Members of the European
Parliament backed a set of energy saving proposals on Tuesday,
clearing the way for a possible deal by the end of June on a law
that could boost jobs, household incomes and cut fuel import
Denmark, holder of the EU presidency, has set as a priority
for its six months in office achieving political agreement to
improve energy efficiency through measures such as building