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10 years of the Covenant of Mayors: Local and regional leadership for clean energy and climate action 21/02/2018

The EU Covenant of Mayors is the world's largest movement for local climate action and energy transition, bringing together more than 9,200 local and regional authorities across the Europe, determined to take action to help meeting the EU climate and energy objectives.

Member States to benefit from €98.2 million in investments to improve citizens' quality of life 08/02/2018

The European Commission has approved an investment package of €98.2 million to support Europe's transition to a low-carbon, circular economy under the new LIFE funding programme for the Environment and Climate Action.

Diesel still dominates the EU fuel market 06/02/2018

A new report from the European Commission shows that the EU transport fuel market is still dominated by diesel, which made up 71.8% of fuel sold in the year 2016. Total transport fuel sales increased by 2.7% as compared to 2015.

Sustainable Finance: High-Level Expert Group delivers roadmap for greener and cleaner economy 31/01/2018

The European Commission welcomes the final report by its High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG), which sets out strategic recommendations for a financial system that supports sustainable investments.

Two innovative wind farms start operating off German coast 23/01/2018

Two offshore wind farms located off the German coast are the latest innovative renewable energy projects supported by the EU's NER 300 programme to enter into operation.

Car and van manufacturers meet CO2 emissions targets for 2016 18/01/2018

All large car and van manufacturers in the EU met their CO2 emissions target in 2016, according to data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) today. The EEA report confirms preliminary findings that the EU fleet average of new vehicles is well below its 2016 emissions target.

Public consultation on the establishment of the EU Innovation Fund 15/01/2018

Innovative low-carbon technologies are vital for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and ensuring a healthy environment for the next generations. However, promising technologies often fail to reach the market due to a lack of resources to demonstrate their capabilities on a large scale.

Commission publishes status update for New Entrants' Reserve 15/01/2018

The European Commission today published a status update on the allocation of allowances from the New Entrants' Reserve 2013 – 2020

Temporary suspension of the Union Registry for software upgrade on 22nd of January 11/01/2018

From Monday 22nd of January 2018 08:00 CET until 18:00 CET access to the Union Registry will be suspended to undertake a software upgrade.

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Update on safeguard measures for EU Emissions Trading System in 2018 following adoption of UK law 08/01/2018

Following the endorsement by the Climate Change Committee of the amendment to the EU ETS Registry Regulation to implement safeguard measures to protect the environmental integrity of the EU ETS when Union law ceases to apply in the United Kingdom due to its withdrawal from the European Union, the United Kingdom informed the Committee of the adoption of a law on 27 December 2017 by which the compliance deadline for 2018 emissions has been advanced to 15 March 2019, i.e. before the date of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU and in accordance with the amendment to the EU ETS Registry Regulation.