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EU launches consultation for legally binding EU nature restoration targets

The European Commission has launched an online public consultation on the development of legally binding EU nature restoration targets. Restoring Europe’s damaged ecosystems will help to increase biodiversity, mitigate and adapt to climate change.

Member States must reduce air pollution to bring more benefits than costs to society

The number of premature deaths due to air pollution could be reduced by around 55% in 2030 if Member States implemented all measures agreed under the existing EU legislation regulating sources of air pollution and limiting climate change.

Proposed revision of TEN-E policy heats up debates over the future role of gas infrastructure

The European Commission has adopted a proposal to revise the TEN-E Regulation to align it with the objectives of the Green Deal. However, continued eligibility of gas projects for funding under the new rules sparks concern.

EU legislation on batteries to achieve a sustainable, circular and climate neutral economy

Based on the Circular Economy Action Plan, the European Commission proposed to modernise the current legislation on batteries, so that to contribute to achieving the zero-pollution target included in the Green Deal.

Commission launches European Climate Pact

When it comes to tackling climate change, anyone can take action and everyone can contribute: the Commission launched the European Climate Pact inviting people, communities and organisations to participate in climate action.

A sustainable, smart and resilient transport system: EU launches new strategy

The new EU strategy lays the foundation for how the EU transport system can achieve its green and digital transformation and become more resilient to future crises.

GHG emissions are decreasing, while GDP is growing

Greenhouse gas emissions in the EU decreased by 3.7% in 2019, while GDP grew by 1.5%. Romania leads the CEE region with a 26% reduction, while Poland comes last with only 3%.

EU set to ramp up offshore wind capacity to 300 GW by 2050

The European Commission approved the long-awaited EU Offshore Renewable Strategy suggesting an almost thirty-fold increase in the capacity of offshore energy in maritime waters, from which CEE will also benefit.

EU islands pioneers of the Green Deal

22 further European islands have now published a clean energy transition agenda, including islands from Croatia and Greece which aim to become energy-sufficient and phase out fossil fuels.

The Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism to contribute to boosting the EU-based economy

The PKEE believes that the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism in the long term may contribute to boosting the EU-based economy.

Key takeaways from the State of the Energy Union

The European Commission published its annual State of the Energy Union report, the first one since the adoption of the Green Deal. The EU has already overachieved its target of reducing GHG, but additional efforts to achieve the 2030 targets on energy efficiency are needed.

EU adopts methane strategy to reduce emissions in the energy, agriculture and waste sectors

The European Commission adopted an EU strategy to reduce methane emissions in the energy, agriculture and waste sectors, which account for around 95% of methane emissions associated with human activity worldwide.

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Flexibility will be a key word for gas markets in 2021

In spite of an expected gradual recovery in 2021, the COVID-19 crisis will have long-lasting impacts on natural gas markets. Market players have to adjust their strategies to a highly volatile environment and the repercussions of the pandemic could trigger fundamental changes.