MEPs question EU's energy strategy in the Balkans (News)
MEPs and local NGOs worry that that the European Commission is bypassing civil society and environmental rules as it devises an energy strategy for the Western Balkan region. More ' [Read More]
MEPs OK law on cutting sulphur content in shipping fuels (News)
The European Parliament has approved legislation to slash sulphur levels in shipping fuels, a move environmentalists say will help prevent thousands of deaths linked to maritime pollution. More ' [Read More]
EU biofuels claim challenged by academic study (News)
German researchers have unveiled evidence suggesting that EU claims, according to which locally-produced rapeseed biodiesel cut back at least 38% of greenhouse gases (GHG) compared with fossil fuels, are unfounded. More ' [Read More]
China keen to avoid EU's CO2 market problems (News)
China is considering price control mechanisms and tightly regulated markets for its emissions trading schemes (ETS) in a bid to avoid the price volatility and scandals that have hit Europe's ETS, as surveys show the country has reached European per-capita emission levels. More ' [Read More]
The EU must come together on the green climate fund (Analysis)
Lives and livelihoods in vulnerable countries hang in the balance while rich countries bicker over who will disburse climate cash, argues Wendel Trio of Climate Action Network Europe. More ' [Read More]
Rising Asia and old Europe need to work together (Analysis)
Europe should engage more firmly with Asia not only in trade but also in foreign policy, climate issues and resource efficiency if it is to regain its powerful role in the international arena, argue Giles Merritt and Shada Islam from Friends of Europe. More ' [Read More]
Ali Ferzat, the Syrian cartoonist whose hands were injured by pro-Assad forces after he drew a cartoon critical of the regime, remains undaunted in exile and convinced that he will live and draw in Syria again.
Meg Urry says loss of the planet-finding Kepler satellite would be huge for NASA, which is furiously trying to fix it--but one way or another, it's a matter of time before we find signs of life on other worlds
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