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Policy & Regulation

Progress must continue to tackle EU emissions

Key decisions must be taken at EU and national levels next year to clean up Europe’s energy and transport sector Key decisions must be taken at EU and national levels next year to clean up Europe’s energy and transport sector.
By Andreas Walstad 11 December 2018 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation 0 33641
A gas-fuelled HGV in the UK. (CNG Fuels)

After a few years of decline, carbon dioxide emissions across EU countries are rising again, putting policymakers at EU and national levels under increasing pressure to phase out the most polluting fuels – with potential gains to be made for gas. 

The EU’s achievements for 2018 include the revised 2030 targets for renewables and energy efficiency. If these targets are met, CO2 emission reductions across the bloc could overshoot the 2030 target of a 40% cut in emissions compared with...