Fit for 55

New EU gas directive has big implications for hydrogen

In December, negotiators from the European Parliament and EU national governments reached a deal on a new EU gas directive,…

EU, UK set course for scrapping gas boilers

This month, both the EU and UK governments have come out with plans to phase out home gas boilers. This…

Latest Commission report shows EU risks being sidetracked from climate action

The EU has found itself overwhelmed by two simultaneous crises, and climate action is inevitably slipping off the radar. The…

Signal: EU green hydrogen target looks unattainable

Ambitious EU green hydrogen goals look increasingly unattainable, as a lack of demand provides limited incentive for hydrogen production, which,…

Despite von der Leyen’s reassuring words, the EU Green Deal is in trouble

This year’s State of the European Union address, an annual speech by the European Commission's President Ursula von der Leyen…

Can Poland dismantle the EU Green Deal with legal challenges?

For years, Poland’s right-wing government has been threatening to legally challenge the EU’s climate policy, and this summer it delivered…

EU braces for ‘crucial’ revision of 27 national energy and climate plans

The EU’s 27 member states are due to submit updated plans on how they intend to contribute to EU renewable…

Decarbonising the European energy system by 2050 is possible – Eurelectric

Decarbonising the European energy system by 2050 is possible, but only if policymakers act now, concludes a new Decarbonisation Speedways…

EU’s new 57% target is more about communication than increased ambition

This week, European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans, the EU’s climate chief, announced to delegates at the COP27 climate summit in…

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…