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Europe needs new energy policy as nuclear giants stumble

ANALYSIS: French-led nuclear industry faces unpromising future after string of technical faults, cost overruns and delays

Energy
European Commission drops demand to cut fossil fuel subsidies

NEWS: Bloc accused of ‘cowardice’ after wiping requests to ditch billion-dollar bumps for coal and oil from annual review of member states

Energy
EU, China set to announce climate pact late summer

NEWS: Carbon markets and green investment flows on agenda for economic superpowers ahead of Paris climate summit

Policy
EU-Swiss carbon market link raises fears of diluted climate ambition

NEWS: Carbon Market Watch calls for safeguards as emissions trading pact sets precedent for China and South Korea tie-ins

Policy
EU to take carbon market decision the size of Cambodia

NEWS: The difference between two options on reforms to key climate policy is 153 million tonnes CO2, say analysts

Business
Leaked: EU confident plans for UN climate deal progressing

NEWS: China, Canada, Saudi Arabia and Australia set to deliver pledges by June; countries open to international ambition review

Policy
Lampedusa tragedy shows need for humane climate migration plan

COMMENT: Climate change will result in more people crossing borders; they must be given a safe, legal route to do so

Comment & Analysis
Major companies use lobby groups to water down EU climate policy - study

NEWS: Businesses should reconsider links with trade associations hostile to climate action, argues Policy Studies Institute

Business
EU energy union fails to tackle falling industrial efficiency

ANALYSIS: European leaders seem unaware that energy intensity in the steel, cement and chemicals industries has stalled or increased

Comment & Analysis
Business leaders call for low carbon EU energy union

NEWS: Unilever, Heathrow and GlaxoSmithKline are among 22 companies urging European heads of state to promote green investment

Policy
Doubts raised over Europe's ability to meet 2030 climate target

NEWS: Europe has made progress in cutting greenhouse gas emissions, but long-term reduction aims look unachievable, says report

Policy
EU commits to cut emissions "at least" 40% by 2030 in UN pledge

NEWS: Ministers in Brussels approve target for 2015 Paris climate deal, making bloc second after Switzerland to publish official submission

Policy
EU vows to preserve climate ambition in use of forests

NEWS: Climate Commissioner Canete tells RTCC there will be “no backsliding” from current climate commitments

Policy
UK warns Brussels against "watering down" EU climate targets

NEWS: Secretary of State Ed Davey writes to Commission, says credibility of Brussels leadership on climate change is at stake

Policy
The EU's attempt to take leadership at UN climate talks is lame

COMMENT: Brussels wins the prize for announcing its climate pledge first, but it has missed an opportunity to ensure Paris helps poorer countries

Comment & Analysis
Europe releases vision for Paris climate change deal

NEWS: Brussels climate chief Canete says US and China must follow EU and reveal commitments to a 2015 UN pact

Policy
EU vote bolsters flagging emissions trading scheme

NEWS: Parliament votes to hold back oversupply of carbon allowances in “game changing” move for EU climate action

Business
EU "backtracks" on climate goals in UN pledge, say experts

NEWS: Adding huge carbon sinks to UN climate pledge could let other sectors face lighter carbon cuts and weaken 2030 goal

Policy
EU targets 60% global carbon cuts by 2050 in leaked climate plan

NEWS: Commission wants UN to target global goal of cutting carbon emissions 60% below 2010 levels by 2050

Policy
Economists warn of "lost decade" risk for EU carbon market

NEWS: Ahead of key European Parliament vote next Tuesday, researchers urge early reform to prop up flagship climate policy

Policy
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