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EU giving up on biofuel limits? You need an active subscription to read this article

Biofuel subsidies will continue under new state-aid guidelines.

The European Commission has finally issued long-awaited guidelines on how member states should award state subsidies to renewable-energy technologies. Though much of the attention has focused on solar power, yesterday's document may also indicate that the European Union has given up trying to rein in biofuel.

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Commission unveils overhaul of renewable energy subsidies You need an active subscription to read this article

New guidelines will ease the burden of increasing prices on intensive industry.

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Russia may block reverse gas flows to Ukraine You need an active subscription to read this article

Prospects of reverse flows from Slovakia to overcome raised prices from Gazprom in doubt.

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US pushes for EU energy diversification You need an active subscription to read this article

Shale gas, nuclear, energy efficiency and CCS should all be explored, says deputy energy secretary.

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The missing nuclear debate You need an active subscription to read this article

The Nuclear Security Summit neglected the crucial issues of nuclear disarmament and the implications of the growing use of nuclear energy, says professor Behnam Taebi.

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Obama urges EU to diversify its energy sources to end dependency on Russia You need an active subscription to read this article

US president promises greater EU-US energy co-operation.

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Leaders delay decision on climate targets You need an active subscription to read this article

Climate talks sidelined by crisis in Ukraine.

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Commission prepares changes to energy subsidy reform You need an active subscription to read this article

Guidelines set out what kinds of subsidies member states are allowed to offer.

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Leaders agree to co-ordinate nuclear security You need an active subscription to read this article

Fifty-eight world leaders agree to reduce the amount of nuclear material in their possession in order to prevent it falling into the wrong hands.

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EU leaders delay decision on climate targets

Europe will go to a UN summit in September with no agreed targets after leaders say they cannot reach agreement without a new roadmap toward energy independence.

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Ukraine crisis prompts push for EU energy independence You need an active subscription to read this article

EU leaders call for an urgent roadmap for reducing Europe's energy dependence on Russia.

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Security at centre of nuclear summit

Barack Obama in The Hague for long-planned nuclear talks.

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Into a nuclear wilderness? You need an active subscription to read this article

Russia's seizure of the Crimea poses a new challenge to the international nuclear security system.

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    1. The missing nuclear debate You need an active subscription to read this article

      The Nuclear Security Summit neglected the crucial issues of nuclear disarmament and the implications of the growing use of nuclear energy, says professor Behnam Taebi.
    2. EU giving up on biofuel limits? You need an active subscription to read this article

      Biofuel subsidies will continue under new state-aid guidelines.
    3. Commission unveils overhaul of renewable energy subsidies You need an active subscription to read this article

      New guidelines will ease the burden of increasing prices on intensive industry.
    4. US pushes for EU energy diversification You need an active subscription to read this article

      Shale gas, nuclear, energy efficiency and CCS should all be explored, says deputy energy secretary.

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