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Commentary on priorities EU migration agenda

The Centre for European Policy Studies has issued a commentary on the priorities for the new European agenda on migration. The authors of the commentary argue that the EU shold focus on two sets of thematic priorities: first, to develop rule of law-driven actions towards more effective sharing and uptake of responsibility by member states in rescuing people at sea and providing access to asylum. 114 more words


Cap on biofuels – next cap on all bioenergy?

Written by Sini Eräjää, EU Bioenergy Policy Officer for BirdLife Europe and the European Environmental Bureau.

The new legislation to limit support for the use of food-based biofuels endorsed by the European Parliament today marks a milestone. 692 more words


Does bioenergy fit in the vision for an Energy Union?

The European Commission’s strategy paper on the Energy Union, published earlier this year once again declared the Commission’s commitment to “an energy policy to make the European Union the number one in renewable energy” and reaffirmed it to be a key piece of the Energy Union. 639 more words


Reasons to change the zero-rated criteria for biomass in the EU ETS

The EU’s Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) is supposed to be the EU’s key tool to tackle climate change by putting a price on carbon emitted and pushing for a transition to low carbon technologies. 399 more words


The financial services industry and the European Central Bank: the UK has won a battle, but can it win the war?

Following a recent judgment in the Court of Justice of the EU, Professor Steve Peers, a specialist in EU and Human Rights Law at the University of Essex, examines the changing dynamics between the UK’s financial services industry and the European Central Bank. 1,615 more words


Are Current EU C&D Waste Recycling Targets an Obstacle to Growth? - Waste Management World

I recently wrote an article about the current EU targets that exist for the recycling of construction, demolition and excavation waste and whether they are structured in a way which encourages innovation and improves performance. 116 more words

My Humble Opinion

ESOS 2.0

Discussion about how ESOS is a missed opportunity for gathering data, benchmarking and sharing good practice. Is there potential for developing a new, revised approach to ESOS? 1,106 more words