European Union making deeper emission cuts than promised

The European Union is ahead of schedule in its promise to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2012. The Commission's annual report shows that the...

Commissioner welcomes fall in EU greenhouse gas emissions for fifth year running

The European Environment Agency published on 2 June 2010 the latest EU inventory of greenhouse gas emissions showing that emissions fell again significantly in...

Impacts of the move to 30% EU greenhouse gas emissions cut

The measures taken to support energy-intensive industries against the risk of carbon leakage are also examined as required under the ETS (Emissions Trading System)...

Questions and Answers on the Communication Analysis of options to move beyond 20% greenhouse...

What are the objectives and the key points of the Communication? Where does the EU stand today on achieving its 20% reduction target? What...

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