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EU Emissions Trading System: Council deal paves way for negotiations with Parliament 28/02/2017

EU environment ministers today reached an agreement in support of the revision of the ETS Directive for the period after 2020.

Temporary suspension of the Union Registry for software upgrade on 1st of March 21/02/2017

From Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:00 CET until 13:00 CET access to the Union Registry will be suspended to undertake a software upgrade.




EU Emissions Trading System: Parliament vote marks major step towards reaching agreement 15/02/2017

The European Parliament has today adopted its position in support of the revision of the ETS Directive for the period after 2021. This concludes a year of intensive deliberations and paves the way for negotiations with the Council.

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The EU tackles growing aviation emissions 03/02/2017

The Commission is amending the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) making it fit for tackling CO₂ emissions from aviation. This comes following an agreement by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to stabilise international aviation emissions.

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EU paves way for global phase-down of climate-warming HFCs 02/02/2017

The Commission has adopted a proposal for the EU to ratify the amendment to the Montreal Protocol on a global phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), tackling the rapid growth of emissions of these potent greenhouse gases.

Vast majority of road transport fuels meet strict EU quality rules – Commission report 01/02/2017

The vast majority of fuels used on Europe's roads meet the EU's strict quality rules, a new report by the European Commission shows.

Carbon capture and storage: Commission adopts report on CCS Directive implementation 01/02/2017

In the context of the State of the Energy Union report, the European Commission today adopted the second implementation report on the CCS Directive, which lays down the rules for the safe geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the EU.

Europe's energy transition is well underway 01/02/2017

The Second Report on the State of the Energy Union shows that the modernisation of the European Union economy and the transition to a low-carbon era are happening. In terms of greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency and renewable energy, Europe is on track to reach its 2020 targets. To further drive this process, the Commission today is announcing a new Energy Union tour.