Renewables

The"Energiewende"

Sven Giegold


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EU climate and energy policy

EU must avoid cutting off nose to spite face and ensure ambitious and coherent 2030 policy

The European Commission today presented a communication on EU climate change and energy policy to 2030. Commenting on the communication, Green MEP and EP draftsperson on EU emissions targets Bas Eickhout said:  "2030 is the next crucial milestone for EU climate and energy policy and it is ...


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Green paper on 2030 targets

The Greens call for three ambitious binding targets

Tomorrow, the Commission will publish its new Green Paper on the 2030 climate and energy policy framework. The Greens/EFA group is pushing for three different climate and energy targets: a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target (also known as 'Climate target'), an EU-wide renewables target and an EU-wide energy efficiency target.


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Earth Hour 2013

Raising awareness about the importance of energy saving

The initiative 'Earth Hour' launched by the NGO WWF attracts a growing number of participants each year. This year, the European Parliament will once again commit to turn off all its lights on Saturday 23rd March from 20.30 to 21.30 to raise awareness about the importance of energy saving. The Greens urge the EU Parliament and the other EU institutions to commit to real measures to cut our energy consumption for good, not just for one hour!


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Renewable energy

Mixed message on renewable energy balanced by defence of national support schemes

The energy and industry committee today adopted a report setting out its position on renewable energy policy up to and beyond 2020. The report adopted by the committee was significantly improved from original drafts, notably underlining the importance of renewable energy and the need to pres...


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 4-8 February 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary week included the votes on the CFP reform, car/vehicle noise, EU rules protecting endangered species, the debate on the future EU budget,...


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Debate with French President Hollande

Speech by Daniel Cohn-Bendit

"It takes imagination to build the world of tomorrow".Greens/EFA Co-President Dany Cohn-Bendit addresses French President Francois Hollande in the European Parliament, Tuesday 5th February 2013. "If we try to create the world of tomorrow with yesterday's ideas, it won't work".


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 21-25 January 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include votes on preventing bee decline, CAP reform, radioactive contaminants in drinking water, recognising professional qualifications and maintaining standards, provision of water as a basic public service, EU energy policy towards 2050 and renewables


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EU energy infrastructure

Mixed outcome as MEPs vote to prioritise renewables smart grid but also for CO2 pipes

Proposals on EU funds for cross border energy infrastructure projects from 2014-20 (Connecting Europe Facility), as well as defining the criteria for the selection of these projects, were today voted on by MEPs on the transport and energy committees (1). The Greens gave a mixed verdict to the energy...


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UN climate summit

Climate talks continue to sleepwalk, as EU climate diplomacy stutters

Commenting on outcome of the UN climate summit in Doha (COP18), Green climate spokesperson Satu Hassi, who was part of the official European Parliament delegation to the talks, said:  "The UN climate process is continuing to sleepwalk towards runaway climate change. Another UN climate sum...


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EU energy market

Commission looks to give leg-up to nuclear and coal but undermine renewable energy

The European Commission will today publish its communication on the European internal energy market. The Greens hit out at the communication, which fails to address the unfair support for coal and nuclear power, and seeks to undermine renewable energy sources. Commenting on the communication, Green ...


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Biofuels, emissions and land use

Commission proposals fail to fully address climate damage of biofuels

The European Commission today presented proposals for adapting EU legislation relating to biofuels to take account of the excess greenhouse gas emissions resulting from indirect land use change (1). The Greens regretted that the Commission succumbed to the biodiesel lobby and omitted to factor in IL...


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