The EU parliament is set to say that all plans to explore shale gas drilling will have to undergo environmental impact audits.
Economic protectionism and war on Islamist terrorism will form the heart of US foreign policy, Trump has said. He did not rubbish Nato, but indicated interest in a new Russia alliance.
The commission wants to give the power to member states to reject EU-approved genetically modified organisms, but the Maltese presidency is unlikely to approach the issue any time soon.
There is no silver bullet for decarbonising transport. Reaching the EU's most ambitious targets will take time and a lot of money.
For good or ill, the shale gas revolution in the United States has turned the global energy market on its head.
The debate in Brussels over how to develop viable alternatives to petrol and diesel boils down to a version of an age-old question: what comes first, the chicken or the egg?
Most governments agree that we should use less oil. Less clear is how to do it.
The logic behind a European Commission's proposal on energy taxation is based on the concept of "fuel neutrality" but it could hurt alternative fuels the most.
The EU parliament has capped the amount of crop-based biofuels that can be used to reach EU energy targets amid environmental fears.
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