Energy

Securing our energy future.

A Green Energy Union

An investment agenda to create jobs in Europe, contribute to halting climate change and restore EU geopolitical capital

A Green Energy Union means a common energy policy in the EU based on renewables and energy efficiency, enabling us to democratically address the most important challenges of our time.


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EU investment plan

Repackaging EU funds already foreseen for investment fails to convince

The European Commission today presented a legislative proposal for delivering the EU investment plan outlined by Commission president Juncker. Commenting on the proposal, Greens/EFA co-president Philippe Lamberts stated: "While we are glad the Commission is looking to move swiftly forward with ...


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 15-19 December 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary included tar sands, EU GMO authorisations, EU Commission's work plans and 'better regulation', European economic governance, EU budget shortfalls, EU summit, LuxLeaks, recognising Palestine, CIA abuses and the complicity of EU member states,...


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Tar sands

Door opened to tar sands oil in Europe as MEPs fail to reject unclear law

The European Parliament today narrowly failed to reject new fuel quality rules proposed by the EU Commission, which do not include a separate methodology for assessing greenhouse gas emissions from tar sands oil (1). The proposed rejection needed the support of an absolute majority of the Parliament...


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EU investment plan

Nuclear industry can't be bankrolled by EU funds

An initial list of projects proposed by EU member states, which could benefit from funding under the EU investment plan proposed by Jean-Claude Juncker, was today discussed by EU finance ministers. The list includes a disproportionate number of nuclear energy projects (1). Commenting on the list, Gr...


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Tar sands oil

MEPs reject plans to ease way for tar sands oil in Europe

The European Parliament's environment committee today voted to reject new fuel quality rules proposed by the EU Commission, which failed to include a separate methodology for assessing greenhouse gas emissions from tar sands oil (1). After the vote, Green climate change spokesperson Bas Eickhout, wh...


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Cyprus

MEPs send strong message on Turkish intervention

Commenting on a resolution on the situation in Cyprus, which was adopted by the European Parliament today, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms said: "Turkey must fully respect the sovereignty of all EU member states, including the Republic of Cyprus. This implies immediately withdrawing its s...


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Geopolitics, Security and Energy Transition

07.11.2014

LIVE from Istanbul - Friday 9:00 (Brussels time)

Are green recipes still apt for today's challenges? The Greens/EFA group organise a conference in Istanbul to debate about the energy transition


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Greens/EFA Roundup

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 20-24 October 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included the Ebola crisis and the EU's response, the Energy and climate policy and the EU summit, Hungary's crackdown on civil society, the election of the European Commission, the EU budget, bullfighting, lobbying and the single seat and rounding up migrants in coordinated EU action.


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EU summit

EU leaders squeeze life out of climate and clean energy policy at crucial juncture

Commenting on the outcome of the summit of EU heads of state and government, Greens/EFA co-president Philippe Lamberts said: "EU leaders have squeezed the life out of Europe's 2030 climate and clean energy policy. The outcome of the summit is a mistake on three fronts: environmental, economic a...


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EU climate and energy summit

The 2030 targets: what's at stake?

EU heads of state and government are meeting at a high-level summit today and tomorrow (23-24 October) to decide on the EU's climate and energy policy to 2030. With headline targets on greenhouse gas reductions, renewable energy share and reducing energy consumption set to be decided, the stakes cou...


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Preparation of the European Council (23-24 October 2014)

Plenary speech by Philippe Lamberts

2030 is the next crucial milestone for European climate and energy policy; without ambitious and binding targets for renewables, energy efficiency and, greenhouse gases, the EU will struggle to make up the lost ground in the years that follow.


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