Energy

Securing our energy future.

Replies to the questionnaire to the Joint Research Centre (JRC)

Hearing - Committee of Inquiry on Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector


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Replies to the questionnaire to the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)

Hearing - Committee of Inquiry on Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector


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30 years since Chernobyl

07.04.2016

Witnesses of the past & nuclear power today

REGISTRATION CLOSEDThe maximum number of participants allowed under current security measures has been reached. PRESENTATION The 26th of April marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The name Chernobyl stands for a tragedy that forced thousands to leave their homes and has clai...


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EU nuclear industry analysis

EU Commission outlines high risk strategy, with reactor lifetime extensions of up to 60 years

The European Commission today presented a paper setting out its analysis on the future of nuclear power in Europe (the Community Nuclear Illustrative Programme - PINC). It is the first paper of its kind by the Juncker Commission and the first since the Fukushima accident in Japan. The Greens critic...


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Greens reject Commission's "rosy" vision of nuclear power

In spite of mounting evidence to the contrary, the European Commission is still dreaming of a nuclear Europe.


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PINC 2016

the Nuclear Illusory Programme

A reality check of the 2016 Nuclear Illustrative Programme prepared by the European Commission to be presented under Article 40 of the Euratom Treaty A report by Yves MARIGNAC and Manon BESNARD commissioned by Rebecca Harms, co-president of the Greens/EFA group and Claude Turmes, energy ...


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 7-11 March 2016

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary included EU summit on the refugee crisis and Schengen, the possible re-approval of glyphosate, the report on tackling fraud with EU funds, women refugees and asylum seekers in focus on Women's Day, the controversial EU deal with tobacco industry, the report on children's rights in criminal proceedings


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Remembering Fukushima and Chernobyl

Time for a rethink on nuclear

Over the next few weeks the world will commemorate the anniversary of two catastrophes: the fifth anniversary of Fukushima on Friday 11 March and the 30th of Chernobyl on Tuesday 26 April. The world is still struggling to recover from the significant impact of these two accidents, as shown by many studies. Nuclear energy will always be a very high risk technology – an issue that is becoming increasingly pressing in Europe, given its ageing nuclear infrastructure


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Anniversary of Fukushima Disaster

Message from Japanese Senator Taro Yamamoto


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Nuclear reactor in Fessenheim

Worrying incident compounded by cover-up

The German media today revealed today for the first time that a very serious incident occurred at the Fessenheim nuclear plant in France in 2014. Commenting on the revelation and the implications, Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms said:"This serious nuclear incident in Fessenheim, which wa...


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Nuclear is not the solution to our energy needs

A strong message sent to EU politicians

The ‘Alliance of Regions for Phasing out Nuclear Power across Europe’ signed a declaration opposing a pro-nuclear path for Europe's energy policy and called on the EU to fully embrace the energy transition.


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Car pollution scandal

EU Parliament dieselgate inquiry finally up and running

The European Parliament's inquiry committee, set up to investigate the car pollution scandal, today met for the first time. The committee elected its chair and vice chair and is now set to deliberate for 12 months, holding hearings with key representatives from the European Commission and nation...


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