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European Court of Justice decision is no help for the expansion of renewables

The European Union is committed to the fight against climate change (European Green Deal). One of the pillars in this fight is the expansion of renewable energy sources. According to the current goals, the share of renewable energy sources within the Union should increase to 32% by 2030. In practice, however, the expansion of renewable energy is increasingly being slowed down by the interpretation of EU nature conservation regulations by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Also, the latest decision of the ECJ is no “boost” for renewables.

Focus on COP26: Jargon Buster

It is only seven months until the eyes of the world fall on Glasgow as it hosts COP26. The conference comes with some terminology which might be unfamiliar. This article is designed to bring you quickly up to speed with the words and phrases you’ll be hearing a lot about in the coming months.

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