Energy Efficiency archive
EU decision makers agreed on a disappointingly low overall renewable target for 2030 of 32%. It now remains to be seen what measures will be put in place to ensure that EU countries meet this target.
This year’s REN21’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report reveals the transition to renewable energy is possible, but advances so far are uneven across sectors.
Environmental organisations have submitted additional challenges to Greece’s biggest lignite-fired power plant, Agios Dimitrios.
A European Parliament committee has voted for stricter rules for measures taken by EU countries to ensure supply of electricity which could benefit renewables.
Public participation as part of the EU Climate Governance Regulation could help transition to a cleaner, more efficient energy future
The European Parliament recently voted in favour of strengthening public engagement in national discussions on energy and climate policies.
The European Parliament failed today to set more ambitious rules dictating how wood is burned for energy in the EU.
There are huge issues surrounding bioenergy. How can we make sure we are bringing emissions down if we can’t calculate what they are?
Environmental lawyers have launched a case against two of Greece’s major coal plants for their failure to comply with EU law.
Newly promised charging infrastructure could be transformational for air quality and the energy market.
Coal-free days like today should prompt the government to make the grid ready for a different, cleaner energy mix.
ClientEarth has challenged the UK government over its continuing delay on publishing a new emissions reduction plan.
New figures for the UK show coal use dropping, but the UK is also undergoing the biggest coal-to-gas switch in Europe, which could set a dangerous precedent.
Under the UK Climate Change Act, the government is soon to release its latest five-yearly plan for cutting emissions. But for it to work, government must regularly appraise its progress.
The UK is still waiting for its next carbon-cutting plan. Government has so far failed to reassure.
This mammoth package of laws lets industry wield unprecedented influence over the EU’s energy future.
Efficiency should be at the heart of the EU’s new energy laws because it saves energy, it saves money and it helps protect the environment.
ClientEarth explains what the Energy Union and the Market Design Initiative is. Why do we need it and what are its benefits?
Toothless, unenforceable environment rules and a tribunal system which will prioritise corporate interests undermine claims that the EU-Canada trade agreement is a ‘gold standard’ of trade deals to benefit people and the planet.
The UK government’s decision to allow the building of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point is at odds with the country’s future energy needs
Webinar – ClientEarth community energy expert Josh Roberts discusses what Brexit means for community energy in the UK, followed by a Q and A.
Efficiency First relates to energy efficiency and demand response. Its aim is to identify policy opportunities where efficiency can be integrated.
A plan by the Polish government to introduce a “power capacity market” will lead to a rise in households energy bills.
Attempts by Sweden’s state-owned power giant Vattenfall to offload its German lignite operations appear to have been stalled at the EU level, according to reports in Germany.
The government’s decision to look again at the Hinkley Point deal is an opportunity to build a more flexible, decentralised energy system.