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The European Commission has signalled it will increase the limits of its officials’ preliminary research for new energy efficiency laws. It had faced accusations that the lower limits it favoured effectively capped the ambition of its 2030 climate and energy targets. TwitterFacebook0Google+0Linkedin

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The much-awaited COP21 climate conference will start next Monday at Paris-Le Bourget. France’s Ambassador for Climate Change, Laurence Tubiana, is in the hospital with appendicitis. Tubiana should recover quickly enough. Maybe not for the heavy dinner planned on Sunday night at the Elysée, but at least in time to have tea on Monday, when the… » read more

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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has hired one of the largest Brussels consultancies to lobby for him, so that his name becomes more familiar to the Brussels bubble. TwitterFacebook0Google+0Linkedin

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