EU leaders agree to some movement on tax avoidance and statement of principles on energy
Austria and Luxembourg relinquished some of their
resistance to an expansion of scope to the savings tax directive at the summit
of European Union leaders today (22 May), agreeing to a timeline
which states a deal would be made by the end of the year.
Finance ministers from the two countries have resisted the changes envisaged, which would enable [...] Read more
Jaroslav Neverovic, Lithuania's energy minister
We should not ignore the well-documented negative impacts of industrial biofuel
European energy prices soar above US levels
German economy minister says Commission action could lead to a trade dispute.
EU-China trade disputes raise fears of retaliation
BP, Royal Dutch Shell and Statoil raided over concerns about price collusion.
Split over how to deal with impact caused by land-use change.
Lawmakers must set a positive agenda for growth and jobs.
Discussion on the knock-on effects of north American shale gas boom.
In first relaxation of sanctions, the EU allows trade in oil to rebel-controlled areas.
The EU should strengthen energy markets, not bureaucracies
It will take a lot of energy and enthusiasm for Ana Aguado to achieve the Friends of the Supergrid's principal aim of a pan-European electricity network
MEPs to vote on delaying auctioning of emissions allowances.
Positive signals givenat last meeting but international sanctions will not be suspended.
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Special report: The future of hydrocarbons
Published Thursday, 14 March 2013
The EU wants to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and move away from fossil fuels, but hydrocarbons will remain a big part of EU energy supply
The EU and Canada are at loggerheads over the damage caused to the environment by oil sands, and neither side is prepared to give way
While some member states forge ahead with exploiting reserves of shale gas, others are banning the practice
Carbon capture and storage, once championed as providing a cleaner, brighter future for fossil fuels, has yet to live up to the promises made [...]
The European petrochemicals industry wants recognition for being clean and innovative, not dirty and outdated
The EU's energy diplomacy will grow in importance and diversity – but still leave the EU vulnerable to shocks