Environment

Electricity tariffs: why the bill is so high 

Thursday 11 July 2019 | Marc Chevallier
| Alternatives Economiques

For a long time the price of CO2 permits stayed very low. But, starting in 2019, the reform to Europe’s carbon market mechanism has drastically reduced the number of permits in circulation.


The EU and Italy ban fishing in the most important protected habitats, but not without delay 

Thursday 11 July 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop

The EU obliges Mediterranean countries, Italy in particular, to ban fishing in three important fish reserves in the Strait of Sicily, as recommended by the FAO in 2016. The NGO Oceana is publishing the names of vessels suspected of ignoring the ban.


EU greenhouse gases: every man for himself 

Thursday 11 July 2019 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

Europe fossil-fuel carbon emissions are dropping. But, breaking down the data, significant differences among the countries appear.


Ecologists ask for less trawling and restricted areas to stop fish massacre 

Thursday 13 June 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop
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At the Marrakesh Summit held on June 11-12, coastal countries confirmed their commitment to combat overfishing in the Mediterranean, the most overexploited sea in the world. However, scientists argue that total bans in the most vulnerable areas are required.


The French pesticides buyers club

Saturday 06 July 2019 | VoxEurop

Mediapart dug into newly released data from the French Agency for Biodiversity to understand where pesticides end up in France at a local level.


Cities slow to respond to challenges posed by climate change  in depth

Friday 21 June 2019 | Nicolas Kayser-Bril
| VoxEurop

An update on the temperature data from 558 cities and their surroundings in Europe shows that 2018 was the warmest year since 1900 in 203 cities. Local response to the climate breakdown varies widely, according to a survey of a 61 local authorities in six countries by the European Data Journalism Network.


Cold housing and polluted cities? Something is changing in the Balkans 

Tuesday 05 March 2019 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

Many citizens of south-east Europe cannot afford to properly heat their own homes. The impact on health and air pollution is serious, but energy poverty has recently begun to decline.


Landscapes are increasingly manmade 

Saturday 25 May 2019 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

Roads, houses, shopping malls: our way of life covers the land in cement. The phenomenon is exacerbating the world ecological crisis.


“Green" infrastructure in Europe

Sunday 12 May 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

Which European countries are models for green infrastructure?


The role of women in the energy transition

Saturday 11 May 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

What is the role of women in the energy transition in the European Union?