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Emissions reduction

EU emissions reduction targets criticised for CCS reliance

Critics say the EU's new emissions reduction strategy focuses too heavily on unproven carbon capture technologies.

LNG demand

European LNG demand could peak in 2025 – new report

A new report warns that the continent is investing far too much in LNG import terminals that will go under-utilised as gas demand continues to decline.

German LNG

Amid German LNG growth, call for heating, industry gas phase-out

The call comes amid the rapid expansion of German LNG import capacity in the wake of the Ukraine war.

Offshore wind

All eyes on Dutch offshore wind as country targets 21 GW

The Netherlands wants to achieve 21 GW offshore of wind capacity by the end of 2031, a target deemed ambitious yet achievable. All eyes are now on the country’s next offshore wind tender which will take place at the end of February.

EU methane

Will new climate laws markedly reduce EU methane emissions?

The landmark legislation will require companies to measure and quantify both their source- and site-level EU methane emissions for the first time.

Sustainable aviation fuels

UK call for sustainable aviation fuels price support mechanism

The UK government has set a sustainable aviation fuels target of 10% jet fuel from sustainable feedstocks by 2025, which amounts to 1.2 million tonnes/year.

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Shell

Activist shareholders target Shell

A group of 27 investors, including Europe’s largest asset manager, have filed a shareholder resolution that calls on Shell to align its operations with the Paris Climate agreement.

COP28

EU methane deal ups pressure on global leaders at COP28

A landmark EU deal this week to impose methane emissions limits on oil and gas imports into Europe should spur global action at COP28.

lng in europe

Ramp-up of LNG in Europe a health risk

The residents of the Spanish town of Ferrol have lived for years in the shadow of an LNG terminal, but a growing body of research suggests such infrastructure poses a health risk to communities like theirs – which should serve as a wake-up call as we brace ourselves for major build-out of LNG in Europe.

spain green hydrogen

Spanish oil major Repsol frees up cash for green investment

Repsol said the flow of cash will help its strategic goal of investing 35% of its capital expenditure, or 5.5 billion euros, in low carbon projects in the 2021-2025 period.