18 April 2018

Business as usual for waste incineration as ‘updated’ EU protections match or weaken existing guidelines

A three-year process to update EU environmental standards for waste incineration plants could be about to lead to new rules that most currently operating facilities already […]
30 March 2018

Industry attempts to limit human health protections must be resisted – NGOs tell health and environment commissioners

Leading health and environmental groups have strongly condemned industry claims that human health concerns fall outside of the scope of EU‘s industrial pollution legislation. In a […]
28 February 2018

Umweltverbände gehen vor Gericht, um EU-Grenzwerte gegen die deutsche Kohlelobby zu verteidigen

Lobbyisten der Kohleindustrie und die deutschen Eigentümer von einigen der schmutzigsten Kohlekraftwerke und Tagebaue Europas reichen Klage gegen die Entscheidung der Europäischen Kommission ein, die Grenzwerte […]
2 November 2017

Challenge to EU leaders: It’s time to move Europe Beyond Coal

Health, environment and climate groups are calling on the European Union to hasten the move away from coal and other fossil fuels and towards clean renewable […]
2 November 2017

Most EU countries failing to ensure effective access to industrial pollution information

More than half of the EU’s Member States are failing to share crucial information about highly-polluting activities effectively online.  Many are failing to meet even the minimum […]
12 September 2017

Germany can cut coal emissions, but regional leaders’ “untrue and desperate” claims threaten progress on air quality

German government ministers are being warned not to believe “untrue and desperate” claims about new EU measures to reduce air pollution. Instead, eight environmental groups have […]
17 August 2017

The clock is ticking: new rules set deadline for dirty plants

The European Commission has today published new standards for Europe’s most polluting power plants, including many large coal-fired power stations. Plants now have four years to […]
31 July 2017

New rules hasten end for Europe’s dirtiest power plants

Europe’s most polluting power plants, including many large coal-fired power stations, will be forced to clean up or close down thanks to new EU rules adopted […]
28 April 2017

Cleaner air the winner after Germany fails to block new EU rules

Campaigners have welcomed the EU’s adoption of new air pollution limits that could significantly reduce toxic emissions from Europe’s dirtiest power plants. The new rules, which […]
21 April 2017

Commission must not give in to pressure to protect dirty coal

Leading environmental NGOs have written to European Commissioner Karmenu Vella [1] urging him to protect a new environmental standards document that could reduce toxic pollution and […]
4 April 2017

European petition demands government action to slash toxic coal deaths

Effective air pollution limits could save more than 20,000 lives every year, yet some national governments are threatening to veto EU measures to tackle toxic pollution. […]
21 October 2016

Now the talking’s over, it’s time for action to cut power plant emissions

Today a major step has finally been made towards agreeing new environmental standards for European power plants. Stakeholders provided final opinions on a revised technical document […]