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NEXTBASE Project Promises Environmentally-Friendly and Efficient Renewable Energy Alternative in the EU
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NEXTBASE Project Promises Environmentally-Friendly and Efficient Renewable Energy Alternative in the EU

By Climate Scorecard EU Manager Brittany DemogenesIn December 2018, a recast Renewable Energy Directive in the EU entered into force. The recast directive sets a binding renewable energy target of at least 32% by 2030 with a clause for potential upward revision by 2023. In 2019, for the first time ever, EU power production from...

Climate Mitigation: Adopt Stronger Goals for the EU’s Market Stability Reserve Fund
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Climate Mitigation: Adopt Stronger Goals for the EU’s Market Stability Reserve Fund

Policy Recommendation # 1: Adopt Stronger Goals for the EU’s Market Stability Reserve Fund Policy Recommendation # 2: Adopt a Phased-In Approach for Having the Aviation Industry Pay for the Allowances It Receives Under the Market Stability Reserve Fund The European Union’s emissions trading system (ETS) is one of the primary mechanisms supporting the reduction...

As of 2018, 28.5% of the EU’s Electricity Supply was Generated from Renewable Energy Sources
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As of 2018, 28.5% of the EU’s Electricity Supply was Generated from Renewable Energy Sources

Image 1 (source) The European Union’s electricity consumption has seen a number of positive trends since 1990, especially with the use of coal and oil in decline and an increase in renewable energy usage. However, in order to achieve the targets outlined by the Paris agreement, it is clear that the energy sector must continue...

European Environmental Agency Estimates a 24% Decrease in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Compared to 1990
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European Environmental Agency Estimates a 24% Decrease in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Compared to 1990

Recently Reported Greenhouse Gas Emissions Level: 3737.36 MT in 2019, a Decrease of 24% Compared to 1990 Level (European Environmental Agency estimate) The most recent greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) estimates for the EU from 2019 were conducted by the European Environment Agency. Through analyzation of their approximated GHG inventory, they found that the EU’s total...

Joint Research Centre Performs Independent Research to Help Inform EU policy
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Joint Research Centre Performs Independent Research to Help Inform EU policy

One of the European Commission’s goals is to continue to explore the impacts of climate change and to determine effective responses that can be taken to lessen both present and future impacts. The European Commission is currently partnered with the Joint Programming Initiative on Climate Change, the Copernicus Climate Change Service, the Global Framework for...

EU Focus on the Bioeconomy Holds Great Promise for the Growth of Green Jobs
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EU Focus on the Bioeconomy Holds Great Promise for the Growth of Green Jobs

Eco-industry has played a large role in the sustenance of the EU’s economy. The European Environment State and Outlook Report (SOER), which analyzed Europe’s green industries between 2000 and 2010, found that Europe’s green industries grew by 50%, despite the prevalence of economic busts during the time. In 2014, 4.2 million people in the EU...

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