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    1. October 16, 2013

      EU seeks to draw foreign airlines back into climate scheme

      The European Commission on Wednesday proposed that foreign airlines be brought back within the scope of the EU’s contentious...

    2. September 5, 2013

      EU offers fresh concession in airline emissions scheme

      The EU is offering fresh concessions on its highly contentious scheme to tackle airlines’ carbon pollution, in an effort to...

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    1. July 18, 2013

      Energy chiefs warn on EU oil sands measures

      Chief executives of some of Britain’s largest energy service companies have warned of “significant economic consequences” if...

    2. June 16, 2013

      Environment: Industry backs moves to reduce emissions

      It took more than a decade of bitter argument and diplomatic wrangling, but the world’s major airlines agreed on June 3 to...

    3. May 16, 2013

      EU carbon permit surplus doubles in 2012

      The surplus of permits in the EU’s carbon market more than doubled last year to 2bn, according to fresh data that Brussels...

    4. April 17, 2013

      Eurozone woes shift climate change focus

      Not long after the European parliament cast doubt on the future of the EU’s key policy to confront global warming, José...

    5. FT Alphaville

      April 17, 2013

      EU kills the patient again

      The operation was a complete success; shame the patient died. Who thought we’d see a need for that joke again in relation to...

    6. March 27, 2013

      Brussels urges emissions capture debate

      Brussels has called for a debate on new measures to require coal and gas companies to pay for expensive equipment that...

    7. February 19, 2013

      EU carbon prices plunge 20%

      Carbon prices tumbled as much as 20 per cent on Tuesday as investors doubted a vote in the European Parliament would be...

    8. January 28, 2013

      Second generation: Producers weigh risks of untested fuels

      If the world wants to ensure better food security for its growing population, then it needs to stop converting food crops...

    9. January 24, 2013

      EU carbon prices crash to record low

      The world’s biggest carbon market was left in disarray on Thursday, with prices briefly crashing almost 40 per cent in a...

    10. December 5, 2012

      EU seeks help on climate talks snags

      The EU has asked the Qatari hosts of the global climate talks to step in to help speed up negotiations amid signs that...

    11. November 12, 2012

      EU freezes foreign airline carbon charge

      The EU will suspend for one year a controversial policy of charging foreign airlines for their carbon emissions on flights...

    12. October 21, 2012

      EU’s female board quota plan set to fail

      An EU-wide plan to impose a 40 per cent female quota on listed company boards looks likely to be blocked on Tuesday as a...

    13. October 17, 2012

      EU biofuels plan triggers spat

      A proposed revamp of the EU’s biofuels policy would encourage industry to shift away from the most polluting varieties but...

    14. Brussels Blog

      September 28, 2012

      Paris vs. London in fight over women on boards

      French finance minister Pierre Moscovici signed the letter to Viviane Reding from Paris. Battlelines are being drawn between...

    15. August 28, 2012

      Australia to join EU carbon market

      The EU and Australia have agreed to link their carbon markets in a move that both sides hope will lay the foundation for a...

    16. May 15, 2012

      Indian and Chinese airlines snub EU on carbon

      Ten Chinese and Indian airlines have refused to tell the EU how much carbon dioxide they emitted last year, in the most...

    17. April 22, 2012

      BASF warns on emissions trading changes

      The chief executive of BASF, the world’s biggest chemical maker by sales, has warned the European Union that it risks...

    18. April 17, 2012

      US warns over EU stance on airline emissions

      The US has warned for the first time that the row over the European Union’s plans to charge foreign airlines for their...

    19. March 20, 2012

      EU defies carbon trade war threats

      The threat of a trade war will not make the European Union back down on climate legislation, Connie Hedegaard, the bloc’s...

    20. March 20, 2012

      EU climate chief braced for backlash

      Three months ago, Connie Hedegaard, Europe’s climate commissioner, emerged triumphant from the international climate...

    21. March 12, 2012

      Helping to save the earth proves tough for Europe

      During a seven-course lunch in Brussels on Friday, China’s new ambassador to the European Union served his guests a...

    22. March 12, 2012

      Brussels rejects air industry move on carbon

      The European Commission has rejected the aerospace industry’s call for airlines to be suspended from the EU’s contentious...

    23. March 9, 2012

      Poland vetoes EU emissions plan

      The European Union’s climate change policy was thrown into disarray when Poland vetoed a plan supported by 26 other member...

    24. February 22, 2012

      Russia threatens to cap EU flights

      Russia has threatened to cap European Union airline flights over Siberia as part of possible retaliatory measures approved...

    25. February 17, 2012

      Carbon trade war edges nearer

      An alliance of countries opposed to a carbon tax on airlines is threatening to tear up trade deals with the European Union...

    26. February 6, 2012

      Europe holds China to carbon tax payments

      European officials are insisting that Chinese airlines will have to pay for their carbon emissions, rebuffing an attempt by...

    27. February 6, 2012

      China bars airlines from EU carbon tax

      European officials insisted Chinese airlines will have to pay a tax on their carbon emissions, rebuffing an attempt by...

    28. Brussels Blog

      February 2, 2012

      Who's the highest-profile European Commissioner?

      Finn Olli Rehn, last week in Davos, has been seen on Finnish media by 45% of his fellow countrymen. In Brussels, being a...

    29. December 21, 2011

      Foreign carriers must pay EU carbon fees

      Airlines based outside the European Union must abide by contentious EU legislation requiring them to pay for their carbon...

    30. December 11, 2011

      Deal welcomed but battles loom over legal detail

      To some it was historic. To others deeply disappointing. But above all, it was over. As the clock ticked towards 6 o’clock...

    31. December 9, 2011

      Protests over draft climate agreement

      Some of the nations most vulnerable to climate change lashed out at draft proposals to curb carbon emissions as negotiators...

    32. December 7, 2011

      EU seeks hard commitments for Kyoto phase two

      Countries betting the European Union will cave in and accept a weak global climate deal need to think again, the UK warned...

    33. November 28, 2011

      Rifts cloud start of UN climate talks

      The UN’s major annual climate conference began in the steamy South African city of Durban on Monday amid signs of deep...

    34. November 25, 2011

      Who’s who: Voices for change

      Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change The awful truth about...

    35. November 10, 2011

      Chinese airlines to sue EU over emissions

      Chinese airlines are preparing to take Brussels to court over its plan to charge carriers for carbon emissions, a Chinese...

    36. November 3, 2011

      EU pushes for global carbon cuts ‘road map’

      The world can no longer have a system of tackling climate change that obliges some countries to cut their carbon emissions...

    37. October 6, 2011

      Blow to US airlines in emissions fight

      Foreign airlines can be required to pay for their carbon pollution in the European Union, an adviser to the bloc’s top court...

    38. October 4, 2011

      EU oil sands ruling set to irk Canada

      Oil derived from tar sands will be penalised by the European Union after its executive arm resisted pressure from Canada to...

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