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One hundred and forty four votes was reasonable result this week for the first Parliamentary outing of legislative amendments that would require new fossil-fuelled power stations not to emit more than 350g CO2 per kilowatt hour of energy output. Such a limit effectively bans new CO2 unabated coal plants, while allowing high-efficiency gas plants including… » read more

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Here’s the BUZEK Report, reviewing the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan, as amended following the votes in the ITRE committee on 3 June. The document, a non-binding Parliamentary resolution, is due to be debated in Plenary on Wednesday 8 July and adopted the following day. Further changes in Plenary are of course possible. More background… » read more

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Parliament’s temporary commitee on climate change (CLIM) meets again on 23-24 June. The first day (at least) will be a hearing on “Achieving significant CO2 emission reductions in short time: learning from best practices regarding successful policies and technologies“. The second day’s agenda is not yet clear (to me) but a number of working papers… » read more

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