EU Green Deal

Opinion: Eyes to the horizon during a crisis

EU member states have allocated more than €570bn since September 2021 to schemes designed to cushion the financial impact of…

It’s time for Macron to revive French leadership on EU climate goals

Once upon a time, a big package of draft EU climate legislation coincided with a French EU presidency and a…

Commission readies EU energy rethink following Ukraine war

An EU energy strategy originally meant to cushion the blow of rising energy prices is undergoing a radical transformation this…

Get ready to get fit: First votes on new EU climate laws loom

The files have been assigned, positions staked, and lawmakers in the European Parliament and Council of Ministers are ready to…

Opinion: ‘Fit for 55 part II’ doesn’t reflect a climate emergency

Since the European Commission came out with the first part of its ‘Fit for 55’ package of climate measures in…

Build back better: Renovating buildings for renewed EU climate ambition

Europe is not renovating its buildings fast enough. EU climate targets require 3% of buildings to undergo ‘deep’ renovations every…

Bringing finance to bear on the just transition

Nick Robins, a veteran of the UK sustainable investment scene, was co-founder of Carbon Tracker, head of the Climate Change…

Opinion: Europeans want climate action. Their governments are blocking it.

Speaking at her second annual State of the European Union address to the European Parliament on Wednesday, European Commission President…

Energy efficiency: The “unsung hero” gets a quiet boost

A 40% energy efficiency target for 2030 has been the long-standing ask of campaigners in Brussels. In the European Commission’s…

Green hydrogen to get targets, free carbon credits in EU

The importance of hydrogen to get Europe to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 shone through in the European Commission’s…