All articles by Dave Keating

Senior writer Dave Keating is a US journalist and conference moderator covering European affairs from Brussels, with a focus on environment and energy. He has worked for France24 and Forbes. Contact Dave at: dave.keating [at]

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Can a new EU law move people from planes to trains?

Passengers are usually unaware of train options because they don’t show up on search engines. An EU proposal coming in September aims to change that, but some worry it is already being watered down.

Overtourism is harming the climate. What can be done about it?

New initiatives aim to draw people out of the world’s most popular destinations to lessen tourists’ impact on the Earth.

Covid’s effect on long-haul flights will have a big impact on aviation emissions

First the pandemic, now the war. Long-distance flying was not expected to recover until 2024, but now the wait could be longer. As a result, aviation emissions are decreasing.

Europe’s response to Ukraine crisis: More gas, but from elsewhere

Facing the prospect of Putin turning off the gas taps to Europe in tit for tat sanctions following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says the focus is on finding LNG from “more reliable partners”.