Several European countries surrounding the North Sea are ready to commit to quadrupling their offshore wind power capacity by 2030 as they set out to turn the region into an enormous renewable energy hub. At the second North Sea Summit, held in the seaside town of Ostend, Belgium on Monday, France, the United Kingdom, the […]
Through a year of war in Ukraine, the U.S. and most European nations have worked to help counter Russia, in supporting Ukraine both with armaments and in world energy markets. Russia was Europe’s main energy supplier when it invaded Ukraine, and President Vladimir Putin threatened to leave Europeans to freeze “like a wolf’s tail” – a reference to a famous Russian fairy tale – if they imposed sanctions on his country.
There are more than 17,000 sites across Europe that have been contaminated with toxic forever chemicals and another more than 21,000 sites that have likely been polluted. That’s one main finding from “The Forever Pollution Project,” a month’s-long collaboration between 18 European newsrooms to investigate and map the extent of polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) pollution across […]
The European Parliament on Tuesday approved a ban on the sale of new fossil fuel powered cars and light vehicles by 2035. The European Union will now be one of the largest car markets to mandate a shift to electric vehicles (EVs), following the road paved by California and New York among other U.S. states. […]
In September, 2022 the European Union (EU) decided that it would tax excess profits from fossil fuel companies in response to the energy crisis. One of those companies, however, is not taking kindly to the so-called “solidarity levy.” Exxonmobil announced on December 28 that it was suing the bloc over the windfall tax.
Nothing says winter like speeding down a snowy slope on a pair of skis then sitting beside a lodge fire with a cup of hot chocolate as the frosty scene outside fades from white to blue. But for European ski resorts dealing with record January highs, this winter vision is another thing melting into the […]
Three repair workers were killed yesterday when a section of the Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhhorod natural gas pipeline in western Russia exploded. One driver was also suffering from shock, Reuters reported. The pipeline transports gas from Siberia to central Europe via Ukraine and is currently the primary gas export route from Russia to Europe. Local officials said the […]
The EU has reached a provisional agreement to institute the world’s first green tariff system. According to the deal reached Tuesday in Brussels following a negotiations all-nighter between the European Parliament and EU member states, the bloc will impose tariffs on the imports of carbon-intensive products like steel and fertilizers, as Reuters reported. “The agreement […]
The price of Russian seaborne oil has been capped at $60 a barrel after the Group of Seven countries — which includes non-enumerated member the European Union — and Australia reached a consensus on the price Monday. The goal of the price cap is to reduce the revenue stream funding Russia’s war on Ukraine, while […]