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Coal for Christmas as ministers endorse years more subsidies for EU’s most polluting fuels

European energy ministers last night agreed their proposals for the future of EU energy laws after almost fifteen hours of sometimes tense negotiations in the Council of the EU.

Turning plastic into gold, sort of

Plastic waste from discarded appliances and gadgets is the fastest growing type of rubbish and a huge problem. Thankfully, the EU is backing a new project to increase recycling rates. 

Should businesses who caused global pollution be given ‘leadership’ role in solving it?

The biggest UN meeting on the environment ended the way it started: with controversy over businesses’ role as part of the solution to a world full of pollution.

EU takes timid steps towards circular economy despite slashed targets

EU institutions and member states reached a compromise this week to boost recycling rates and prevent waste. But will it be enough for Europe to fully transition to a circular economy?

Giant ‘gun’ claims to shoot down air pollution 

Government officials in the Indian capital New Dehli have tested an anti-pollution ‘gun’ that claims to ‘shoot down’ harmful air pollution.

Coming up

  • Plastics strategy

A new plastics strategy will be launched by the European Commission on 16 January.

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