Smoke billows from chimneys at chemical factory in Tianjin Municipality

Commission approves UK energy policies

Subsidies for renewables and electricity producers that can guarantee capacity are approved, although campaigners warn that the UK's capacity market policy will be a wind-fall for polluting coal power stations.

Connie Hedegaard

First CCS project receives EU funding

Although proceeds from emissions trading scheme were meant to fund 12 carbon capture and storage projects, only one such project will be funded.

BRITAIN

ECJ upholds EU renewable energy directive

Subsidies for renewable energy that are only available to national renewable energy producers do not break EU single market rules.