Renewables

EU climate and energy policy

Call for binding EU climate and energy targets for 2030 must be heeded by governments

The European Parliament today adopted a report setting out the EP's position in the debate on the EU's climate and energy policy to 2030. The Greens welcomed the support for binding EU climate and energy targets for 2030, coming just weeks after the Commission presented proposals lacking in ambition...


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Smart Grids

EP recognises importance of smart grids but underlines need for data protection

The European Parliament today voted in favour of a report by Green MEP Elisabeth Schroedter on the role smart grids at regional and local level. Commenting after the vote, Elisabeth Schroedter said: "The European Parliament has today underlined the crucial role of smart grids in the move towar...


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Environmental policy in the European Semester: assessing progress to date

A report prepared by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) for the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament

This Greens/EFA study draws a critical analysis of environmental policy in the current European Semester and discusses avenues for greening the EU semester process.


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EU climate and energy policy

Fossil fuel juggernaut to benefit under Conservative jackknife of EU climate policy

The European Commission today presented its proposals for EU climate and energy policy to 2030. The proposals are intended to frame a decision by EU leaders at a summit in Brussels in March on the direction of EU energy policy to 2030. The Greens hit out at the lack of ambition in the proposals. Com...


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Carbon capture and storage technology

Not the solution to Europe’s fossil fuel addiction


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EU climate and energy policy

MEPs vote to support binding trio of EU climate and energy targets for 2030

The European Parliament's environment and energy committees today voted on a draft report setting out the EP's position in the debate on the EU's climate and energy policy to 2030. The Greens welcomed the support for binding EU climate and energy targets for 2030, with climate and energy spokesperso...


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The 2030 Energy and climate package

Why having three binding targets does matter

At the end of this month, the European Commission is to publish a communication on the energy and climate package for 2030. The Parliament has started debating the subject a few months ago. The discussions are heated between those who favour a single greenhouse gas reduction target only and those -...


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Citizens' energy for a good climate

15.11.2013

A participatory debate about Poland and its future

At the next COP19, all eyes will be on Poland. Not only will the country have the chance to lead the UN climate negotiations and play a key role on the international stage, it will also have an opportunity to weight in the debate about the future of the European Union itself. For this reason, the Greens/EFA group would like organise a debate with both the Polish citizens and activists from around the world. Our aim is to give everybody an opportunity to express their views about the Polish, European and global choices about the future.


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Energy subsidies

Oettinger's shameful massaging of figures cannot hide truth on distorting coal and nuclear subsidies

The European Commission is set to present a report today on the situation with regard to public subsidies for energy in Europe. The Greens hit out at the intervention by EU energy commissioner Oettinger to change the Commission’s own findings, with a few to masking the level of aid received by nuc...


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Energy subsidies

Oettinger must not be allowed to hide the truth about distorting coal and nuclear subsidies

The European Commission is set to present a report on the situation with regard to state aid for energy in Europe. Ahead of the presentation, the Greens have expressed concern about reported pressure from EU energy commissioner Oettinger to change the Commission’s own findings, to play down the le...


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State aid for nuclear power

Commission indicates no change in EU state aid rules

The European Commission yesterday indicated it would not come forward with proposals to change EU rules on state aid rules, with a view to facilitating state aid for nuclear power as had been mooted (1) The Greens welcomed the outcome of the Commission's orientation debate, with Greens/EFA co-presid...


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Greens/EFA Study Days

01.10.2013

1-2 October 2013

Greens/EFA hold a two-day internal meeting to exchange views and debate on strategies.


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