Fossil fuels

EU-wide ban on new fossil fuel cars will come into force from 2035, as lawmakers back proposal

EU-wide ban on new fossil fuel cars will come into force from 2035, as lawmakers back proposal

Lawmakers on the European Parliament’s Environment Committee are backing a plan to effectively ban new essence and diesel car sales from 2035. The committee backed the proposal for a 100% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2035, which would make it impossible to sell new fossil-fuel vehicles in the 27-nation bloc. The European Commission has proposed …

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What should the EU do to wean itself off Russian fossil fuels?

According to the draft proposals obtained by the FinancialTimesthe European Union is set to ease environmental regulations to replace Russian fossil fuels with renewables and imported hydrogen. The project calls for the acceleration of wind and solar projects without the need for an environmental impact assessment in the 27 EU member states. “Long and complex …

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The largest "floating solar park" in Europe will open this year in Portugal

The largest “floating solar park” in Europe will open this year in Portugal

Europe’s largest floating solar park will see the light of day in July this year, in from Portugal Alqueva Reservoir. Two tugs are currently moving a huge range of 12,000 solar panelsthe size of four football fields, to their mooring on the reservoir. Built by EDP, the country’s leading utility company, on Western Europe’s largest …

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