Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Energy & Environment News

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

energy union

Energy Union 2030 targets require greater ambition – report

An assessment by the European Commission of Member States’ progress on EU climate targets has found a number of areas where more action is...
farming in scotland

Farming in Scotland receives strong public support

A study commissioned by the Scottish government has found high levels of support for the farming industry among the Scottish public. The research, published in...
italian renewable energy initiative

Italian renewable energy initiative approved under state aid rules

The European Commission has ruled that a €5.4bn Italian renewable energy initiative is permissible under the EU’s rules governing state aid. The aid scheme proposed...
sustainability reporting in the eu

Sustainability reporting in the EU must improve – Auditors

A new review from the European Court of Auditors has identified significant flaws in sustainability reporting in the EU. While the report acknowledges the EU’s...
solar powered homes smart export guarantee

Solar powered homes in the UK to receive payments for excess energy

Under a new scheme, new UK homes and businesses which generate solar energy will be able to sell excess electricity to suppliers. The Smart Export...
sustainable food safety regulation

Sustainable food safety regulation in the UK held back by Brexit

A new report from the UK’s National Audit Office (NAO) has said more work is needed to ensure sustainable food safety regulation. The ‘Ensuring food...
ash research strategy

Ash Research Strategy: UK to plant disease-resistant trees

UK scientists will plant trees showing tolerance to the destructive disease ash dieback in an ‘ash tree archive’ as part of the government’s new...
wind and solar power

Wind and solar power must increase to hit targets – Auditors

A new report issued by the European Court of Auditors says the EU must take ‘significant action’ to boost its wind and solar power...
uk biofuel campaign know your fuel

UK biofuel campaign to encourage driver awareness of emissions

The UK government has launched a new campaign encouraging drivers to think more carefully about the fuels they use. The Know Your Fuel campaign, launched...
sustainable battery manufacturing

Sustainable battery manufacturing to receive €350m boost in Sweden

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a €350m loan for Swedish battery firm Northvolt to build the EU’s first lithium-ion battery gigafactory. Northvolt, which...

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