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5309     German agency calls for shutting down old coal plants 2017-01-19
Category World Hits 230
Contents Closing down old coal-fired power plants is a better strategy for meeting Germany’s climate goals by 2030 than an additional CO2 price on power sector emissions, the German environment agency UBA has said. Publishing a new study last week, UBA argued that coal power production needs to be more than halved for Germany to meet its target ..
5308     Countries debate further restrictions for fertilisers 2017-01-19
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Contents Member state experts have discussed changes to the proposed EU Fertilisers Regulation, including adding new EU-wide limits for arsenic, copper and zinc, a draft position seen by ENDS reveals. The proposal for a common Council position, circulated by the Maltese presidency of the EU Council ahead of a meeting on Wednesday, amends the E..
5307     Commission moves forward with PFOA restrictions 2017-01-19
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Contents The European Commission has backed restrictions on the use of toxic chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), granting certain products more time to comply. The Commission published an amendment to an annex of the EU’s REACH chemicals regime this week, proposing a ban on PFOA and related salts and compounds when they are manufactured..
5306     Member states mull weaker landfill, packaging waste targets 2017-01-18
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Contents Compromise proposals on the circular economy, which would weaken the impact of targets proposed for reducing landfilling and packaging waste, have been discussed by member state officials this week. A Council presidency compromise text for a common position on the Landfill Directive, seen by ENDS, extends an exemption for certain countr..
5305     Australia consults on environmental risk assessment standard 2017-01-18
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Contents Australia’s Department of the Environment and Energy is consulting on a draft national standard for the environmental risk assessment of industrial chemicals, aimed at providing a streamlined and consistent approach. The consultation ends on 3 March 2017. This, the second consultation, includes the draft with an explanatory document foc..

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