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The EU wants more renewables. For these, it's dependent on China.
About 80% of the components needed to manufacture a wind turbine are produced in China as are 97% of the silicon wafers necessary to build a solar panel.
Chaos erupts at EU Parliament as three key climate laws postponed
A vote on the Emissions Trading System caused an unexpected domino effect of rejections and delays.
Debates and Opinion
As war rages, EU Green Deal finds itself at a crossroads | View
The EU has an opportunity to deepen its unity and establish itself as an anchor for global security, argues Laurence Tubiana.
Ukraine war is 'a wake-up call' for faster transition to green energy
"No country controls the wind and the sun. Let’s make sure that this is the last time that the global economy is held hostage to the hostile actions of those who produce fossil fuels."
The EU needs lithium to help wean it off oil. But is there enough?
Lithium mining has been controversial in Serbia and Portugal, but it is integral to Europe's energy transition.
EU will slash imports of Russian gas by two thirds by 2023
Brussels aims to replace the supply with LNG from countries like Qatar and the US.
Brussels controversially labels gas and nuclear as green energy
The European Commission says gas and nuclear will act as "transitional" energy sources before renewables become widespread.
How a technical rulebook is sparking a storm over EU green energy
Brussels has proposed labelling natural gas and nuclear as green energy sources, prompting a furious backlash.
Here are some of the issues Brussels will have on its plate in 2022
New year, same old problems?
EU wouldn't have climate neutral plan without Greta, says Timmermans
In a wide-ranging interview with Euronews, the Commission Vice-President opens up about COP26, natural gas and climate reparations.
Why Europe's energy prices are soaring and could get much worse
A combination of market, geographic, and political factors have coalesced into a perfect storm, threatening to derail the economic recovery and hurt household incomes.
Ten EU countries call on Brussels to label nuclear energy as green
The member states argue the current energy crunch, which has sent electricity prices soaring, makes the case for nuclear as an affordable, low-carbon energy source.
Can Brussels really become the world's largest issuer of green bonds?
The European Commission is about to issue its first-ever green bonds to finance the post-coronavirus recovery. The market is expected to reach $1 trillion by 2023.
Why is the EU's new Emissions Trading System so controversial?
As part of a broader package of climate legislation, the European Commission wants to set up a scheme to reduce carbon emissions from buildings and road transport.
EU wants to tax aviation fuel and phase out polluting cars by 2035
Brussels has announced a range of new laws to help reduce carbon emissions.
EU unveils 'gold standard' sustainable finance strategy
The European Commission wants to consolidate the EU's position as global leader of green bonds, a growing market that surpassed €850 billion in 2020.
EU reforms to common agricultural policy branded 'greenwashing'
Even European Commission Vice-President Timmermans admitted that the reforms - which took three and a half years to put into place - did not go far enough.
'We have a deal': EU to cut emissions by 'at least 55%' by 2030
The announcement comes on the eve of an international climate summit hosted by US President Joe Biden.
As Europe gives billions to airlines, is rail being left behind?
While the European Commission has given the green light to billions in state aid to Air France, the rail sector says companies such as Eurostar are not seeing the same level of government support.
Wind of change? EU wants big increase in offshore renewables by 2050
Brussels wants to increase Europe’s offshore wind capacity from 12 gigawatts (GW) now to 60 GW by 2030 and 300 GW by 2050.
The Briefing: Fishing latest issue to get caught up in Brexit’s net
The Brexit merry-go-round has come to a grinding halt due to fishing rights – Euronews Political Editor Darren McCaffrey takes a look at the thorny issue.
EU Green Week: Europe’s plan to be first carbon-neutral continent
To become the first carbon-neutral continent: that’s the ambitious goal for Europe, laid out in the EU's Green Deal. Here's how it's supposed to work
Low-carbon liquids: Greenwash or a solution for climate neutrality?
Green groups insist the fuel industry isn't tackling the reality of the climate crisis.
Eco groups fear green recovery may get watered down
Updated communications on the EU Green Deal proposal appear to provide wiggle-room for some fossil fuels.
Coronavirus: climate change hasn't disappeared with the pandemic
Brussels insists the Green Deal must remain a pivotal policy, as EU leaders barter over how the finance the economic recovery.