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source Reuters/Reuters/Reuters 4/14 US, China, Russia agree to freeze production of hydrogen and natural gas in response to the COVID-19 pandemic article Russia and the US have agreed to freeze the production of natural gas and hydrogen at their respective levels in response a major global health emergency, the European Union said on Friday, as a global health crisis hit the world’s most populous nation.
In a statement, the EU said the measures, which include restricting the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Russia and halting the import of crude from Russia, are designed to strengthen the EU’s position on climate change, protect consumers and mitigate risks.
The EU, a major contributor to the Paris Agreement on climate action, said the actions, which will be taken in the coming months, would have a significant impact on the energy sector in the European Member States.
The EU will also begin a formal review of its carbon emissions trading scheme (ETS), the EU Commission said.
The European Commission said the EU will introduce rules that will ensure that EU Member States are not subsidising the purchase of renewable energy and that energy suppliers are required to ensure that their energy production is linked to the development of renewable energies.
It said the proposed measures will help to reduce the energy dependency on gas, while promoting clean energy and the reduction of CO2 emissions from the EU economy.
In March, the US and Russia agreed to reduce CO2 output by up to 90 percent by 2030, and by 60 percent by 2050.
Russia and the United States also agreed to phase out coal and reduce emissions from oil and gas.
But the measures will be limited to reducing CO2 from power plants and coal-fired power plants.EU countries and the bloc’s largest economy have agreed on an ambitious plan to reduce emissions by as much as 80 percent by 2025 and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.
Russia, China and the EU have been facing a deadly pandemic since 2014 that has killed nearly two million people and caused millions more to be sickened.
In February, the United Nations announced a $30 billion fund for developing nations to combat the pandemic.
Russia, the worlds largest exporter of coal, is also facing growing pressure to curb its greenhouse gas emissions, which have risen sharply in recent years.
The US and the European Commission are also pushing the United Kingdom and Ireland to follow their lead and ban coal imports.
In September, the UK voted to leave the EU, and the Irish government has since said it will follow its lead and introduce a ban on imported coal.