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The EU must become a world leader on renewables

Renewable Energy Directive

The European Parliament has voted on its position for the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive, part of the European Commission’s Clean Energy Package. The report sets out targets for renewable energy for 2030 and calls for an end to the use of palm oil in biofuels.


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Renewable energy

More than meets the eye

Europe is currently negotiating its future energy policy for the next decade. In the European Parliament the Greens are responsible for the negotiations of its most important parts and are pushing for ensuring that energy comes only from renewable energy sources. Because, there is much more to renewable energy than meets the eye...


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One Planet Summit

Money should only be used to support renewable energy sources

Following the COP23 and its new alliance, Powering Past Coal, signed by 25 entities to ensure the phasing out of coal from power generation by 2030, the goal of concrete, imminent action against global warming is being pursued in Paris at the One Planet Summit, on 12 December. The Greens urge leaders to turn away from all fossil fuels and support green energy sources


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Binding targets are needed if EU is to be world leader on renewables

Renewable energy directive

Claude Turmes and Bas Eickhout respond to the weak renewable energy targets agreed by the European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy committee. "“The EU should be striving to become the world leader in renewables. An ambitious renewables policy with national binding targets is key to cutting costs and accelerating the energy transition."


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Greens/EFA Food campaign

Biofuel stitch-up

An article by Molly Scott-Cato, MEP

A powerful biofuel lobby is behind the recast of the Renewable Energy Directive, and MEPs are inviting them into the parliament for dinner.


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Clean Energy for all South-East Europeans

11.05.2017

The way forward

09:30   Opening by Davor Škrlec, MEP Greens/EFA 09:45 Panel I - Energy transition in South-East Europe Moderation: Ulrike Lunacek, MEP Greens/EFA Cost effective renewables potential in SEE region, Michael Taylor, IRENA Landscape level planning to unlock renewables pot...


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Making the EU Number One in Renewables

10.05.2017

Time to Mobilise New Actors and New Sectors

As part of the 'Clean Energy 4 All' package, come and discuss with key actors the challenges and opportunities provided by the new renewable directive. Be active to contribute to a successful European energy transition towards a fully sustainable renewables-based economy. Join the Greens/EFA conference on 10th of May


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EU Environment Ministers show a little courage on carbon market reform

EU Emission Trading Scheme

Following the European Parliament, EU member state's environment ministers have now set out their negotiating position on the reform of the EU's emissions trading scheme (ETS). The climate ministers agreed to take steps to curb the oversupply where it risks to undermine future climate targets, but have still fallen far short of the reforms needed to make this scheme deliver on its promise.


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EU needs concrete action towards robust energy and climate governance

Winter Energy Package

The Energy Council meets today to discuss the Winter Energy Package. We need more concrete proposals for delivering better energy and climate governance, says Claude Turmes.


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Energy Union

The EU should put its citizens at the core of the energy transition

A few weeks ago, the EU Commission presented the ‘winter package’, a series of eight legislative proposals which will enable the Energy Union project to be put in place. For the Greens, renewable energy sources, energy efficiency, and the citizens of the EU are the three key elements that should be at the heart of this project.


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Commission's Winter Package

A lost decade for the energy transition

The European Commission has today presented its Winter Package, containing a series of legislative proposals on the future energy policy of the European Union. The proposals fall far short of what will be needed to match the ambitions agreed under the Paris Agreement.


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EU energy rules

Parliament calls for greater ambition ahead of upcoming review

The European Parliament today adopted two reports setting out its assessment of how the EU’s laws on energy efficiency and renewable energy are being implemented. The Greens welcomed the votes, which called for more ambition, ahead of reviews of the legislation expected to be presented by the ...


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