Lützerath And The German Coal Exit

Climate activists protest against the demolition of the hamlet Lützerath in order to expand a coal mine.The responsible Green ministers struck a deal with energy company RWE to bring forward the coal exit in the Western German states to 2030 in exchange for mining the coal below Lützerath.Scientists argue that it is a foul deal under which Germany will not get onto a 1.5° warming path.

How Did The Fracking Vote Lead To Liz Truss’ Resignation?

by Georgia Fulton What Was The Fracking Ban Vote? Liz Truss, former British Prime Minister, declared her resignation from the post just one day after the Labour opposition tabled a motion in the House of Commons to ban fracking. Conservative whips initially said that the vote (which took place on 19 October 2022) was being...

Methane Regulation

The proposal for a Methane Regulation seeks to address and mitigate emissions of the greenhouse gas known as methane across the EU’s energy sector, tying into the EU’s broader climate objectives. It would be the first EU legislative proposal of its kind, imposing a range of obligations on the oil, gas, and coal sectors in the EU. It sets obligations on energy companies to monitor, report and reduce methane emissions but does not set reduction targets.

Decarbonising EU’s Gas Market: Hydrogen

The legislative proposal seeks to find a middle ground between guaranteeing competition and encouraging private investment through a hybrid regulatory approach (market and non-market mechanisms). Regulatory principles utilised in gas and electricity markets can not be transposed onto hydrogen markets, and cross-subsidisation is not a viable long-term option. Market volatility means higher or possibly inaccessible costs to consumers. The proposal seeks to address this by adopting an integrated EU-wide approach to storage.

Categories EU - Policies

FIT FOR 55 FACTSHEET: Land Use, Land Use Change And Forestry (LULUCF)

by Gabriella Locati “The Paris Agreement, adopted in December 2015 under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) entered into force in November 2016 (“the Paris Agreement”). Its Parties have agreed to hold the increase in the global average temperature well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit...

FIT FOR 55 FACTSHEET:  EU ETS (General)

Emissions Reduction Targets: The emissions reduction target would increase by 18%, to require 61% emissions reductions by 2030 compared to 2005 levels. This would be done by raising the linear reduction factor from 2.2% to 4.2% per year, and a one-off reduction (re-basing) of the emissions cap; the new linear reduction factor will have the...

FIT FOR 55 FACTSHEET: Social Climate Fund

by Julia Wild Not mentioned. Definition for mobility poverty was added, referring to households that face high transport costs and/or limited access to affordable public or alternative modes of transport to meet essential socio-economic needs. Not mentioned. Focus on island Member States and outermost regions stating that an adequate minimum amount of funds shall be...

FIT FOR 55 FACTSHEET: Aviation ETS

by Reinout Debergh Only flights within the European Economic Area (EEA) and those to the UK and Switzerland are covered Scope expanded to also include all departing flights from the EEA to outside the EEA with reimbursement of Corsia costs for those routes. Potential full scope in 2027 pending assessment of Corsia. Outmost regions exempted...