NGOs could sue EU on issues such as fisheries quotas or state aid for coal plants if a UN-linked panel gets its way.
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The European Commission should provide a thorough impact assessment of Nord Stream 2, a project that appears to go against all of its Energy Union objectives.
European Commission says the EU is well underway towards an Energy Union, but its State of the Energy Union report relies heavily on old data.
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If the legislative proposal is not adopted by April 2018 airline companies will be forced to pay into the EU's Emissions Trading System.
Quotas for 161 different stocks have been agreed, but for 34 of them ministers adopted higher quotas than the European Commission proposed.
A government report could have been more detailed, but it was already more damning in tone than its German and UK counterparts.
Tackling climate change is a more important goal than phasing out nuclear power, says Pekka Lundmark, president and CEO of energy company Fortum.
EU's largest member state emitted more CO2 last year than in 2015, but is still a "lighthouse" for the world due to its energy transition.
The German and Italian governments “have found a common understanding on the need for Fiat to take measures”, but an accusation of cheating still hangs in the air.
Following pressure from Norway, MEPs voted down controversial proposals calling for a ban on the oil business in the Barents sea.
Green MEPs and health pressure groups said the European Chemicals Agency could be suffering from conflicts of interest, after it said there wasn't enough evidence to prove that the world's most widely used weedkiller causes cancer.
US civil servants want to convince Trump that there is a good business case for sticking to the Paris climate deal, an EU official said.
The bioeconomy holds the solutions to many of the most pressing environmental and ecological challenges of our time.
'There is no time to lose,' Elzbieta Bienkowska told member states. 'There is systematic failure in the type approval system in Europe.'
The UK's capital is struggling with poor air quality. The London mayor says daily £10 tax will apply from October.
The parliament backs reform plans for the EU's carbon trading scheme, but allow polluting industries to maintain some controversial benefits.
Member states disagree over whether to allow more oversight at EU level into how cars are being approved.
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European Commission proposes changes to the little-known but often used comitology procedure, which results in deadlocks whenever controversial issues like genetically modified organisms are on the table.
EU Commission should have power to veto national car testing programmes, MEPs in lead committee agreed. Meanwhile EU commissioner Bienkowska says member states have learned little from emissions crisis.
German car maker continues to refuse compensation for EU customers, but moves afoot to tighten EU car certification system in future.
Environment commissioner Karmenu Vella takes a soft touch approach, saying he wants to "help" member states who fail implementing EU legislation.
The European Commission tells member states that they should phase out tax breaks for privately used company cars and put in place low-emission zones to improve air quality.
The scandal over emissions cheating is unlikely to end any time soon, the MEP who wrote a highly critical report for the parliament's inquiry committee tells this website.
Climate-change denier Myron Ebell disparages experts and attracts protests at a panel discussion in Brussels.
Trump's campaign rhetoric on climate change has caused "anxiety" in Europe, the EU commission said, but US yet to take concrete steps on emissions.
Climate change will facilitate access to new wealth in the north. The oceans can provide food for a hungry world, says Norwegian government.
The US is scrutinising a Jeep diesel model manufactured by Fiat Chrysler over claims it violates emissions rules. The Italians say the same model in Europe is fine.
As Trump begins his term in office with several decisions that are expected to worsen climate change, the EU commission notes that American business see the sense in being climate-friendly.
Old targets dropped by Juncker commission restored by MEPs on Tuesday, with NGO's bemoaning the waste of time on landfill policy.
Three months before the VW scandal broke, a senior EU civil servant said emissions policy was a "failure", but urged commission to put car lobby's interest first.
Europe's commitment to fighting global corruption will not be complete without doing more to stop the corruption that runs rampant in much of the world's tropical logging industry.
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