Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Energy & Environment News

Government Europa brings you the latest Energy & Environment News from across the field of European Government Policy.

agriculture state aid

Agriculture state aid ceiling raised

The European Commission has updated its rules on state aid in the agriculture sector, allowing farmers to receive greater levels of financial support. The revised...
DEFRA nature covenants

DEFRA nature covenants to protect UK environment

The UK’s Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has proposed a range of legal safeguards for British nature and wildlife. The department...
net zero by 2050

Net zero by 2050: Europarl’s emissions goal

The European Parliament’s Environment and Industry Committees have presented a range of proposals to reduce harmful emissions in the EU. Under the terms of the...
UK fracking poll

UK fracking poll: only 13 per cent feel heard

A poll conducted by the UK’s Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has found 13 per cent of British people think the government is...
lorry CO2 emissions

Lorry CO2 emissions to be cut

The European Parliament and Council have agreed to limit the carbon emissions of newly built freight lorries. In the first ever EU regulation to cover...
EU LIFE programme

EU LIFE programme: €116.1 million to be invested

The European Commission has announced its LIFE programme will invest €116.1 million in environmental and climate projects. The funding, which will support 12 large scale...
wind and solar energy

Wind and solar energy to be harvested by flags

In the “most advanced study of its kind”, UK scientists have developed flags which generate electricity using wind and solar power. Researchers at the University...
UK plastic packaging plan

UK Plastics Packaging Plan urgently needed – report

A new report from a UK think tank has called for “bold national” action from businesses and the government to combat the problem of...
Nature Recovery Network

Nature Recovery Network: Wildlife Trusts urge action

UK charity amalgam the Wildlife Trusts is calling on the government to adopt a new measure ensuring housing developers remedy the damage they cause...
Clean Air Strategy

Clean Air Strategy: UK to combat air pollution

The UK government has devised a Clean Air Strategy to reduce the impact of air pollution on the health of the public. Air pollution represents...

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