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Commission’s new energy package vague & falls short of Green Deal

The European Commission presented its legislative package on European Energy Policy. Among the proposed measures are tools for the decarbonisation of the European gas market and the creation of a hydrogen market, definition of low CO2 hydrogen, the so-called low carbon gasses, a regulation to reduce methane emissions and the revision of t…
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Greens/EFA urge Member States to better tackle buildings' carbon emissions and energy poverty

Ahead of the release of the European Commission’s legislative revision of the implementation report on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and this plenary week's debate and vote on the current Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, the Greens/EFA are calling for more ambition in its scope. The EPBD will have a far ra…
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Belarus OUT (Photo by Leonid Shcheglov / BELTA / AFP)
A picture taken on November 8, 2021 shows migrants at the Belarusian-Polish border in the Grodno region.
News |

Plenary Flash 13-16 December 2021

During this plenary session, the European Parliament will debate the measures to tackle the situation on the Belarusian borders, the Digital Market Act, the situation at the Ukrainian border, gender-based cyberviolence, sexual and reproductive health and rights in Poland, the rule of law in Slovenia, ...
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Gas pipeline
Publication |

Alternatives to gas projects on the 5th PCI are possible

In the middle of COP26, here is a Green/EFA proposal to replace fossil gas projects with projects to achieve a 100% renewable based energy system. Alternative projects aligned with EU climate targets are available!
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Photo by Bill Mead on Unsplash
Solar panels on a roof - picture credit Bill Mead on Unsplash
Publication |

The socio-economic impacts of renewable energy in EU regions

The Climate Law and its strengthened 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target requires a substantial acceleration of RES deployment in the EU in the next years. Ensuring socio-economic benefits for local communities will be key to the social and political acceptability of this rapid energy transition. ...
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Press release |

EU governments miss chance to take concrete action against attacks on rule of law and postpone response to rising energy prices

The Council and the EU Commission must defend European values, democracy, the rule of law and the rights of Polish citizens. Greens/EFA demand that the Article 7 procedure be pushed forward. On energy prices, the EU needs to end billions in fossil fuel subsidies and invest in 100 percent renewables, sustainable infrastructure and energy e…
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Press release |

Greens/EFA call for massive expansion of renewable energies and compensation for worse-affected households

MEPs have been discussing the situation around rising energy prices. The Greens/EFA Group are calling for a massive expansion of renewable energies and measures for more energy efficiency as well as targeted national measures such as an energy allowance for vulnerable households. The European Commission should also tackle price speculatio…
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Press release |

Renewables key to lowering electricity prices

MEPs have been debating European solutions to the rise in energy prices for consumers and businesses in Strasbourg today, with the European Commission. Recent weeks have seen hefty increases in energy costs with consumers left struggling to afford the hikes in bills. EFA MEP Jordi Solé ...
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News |

Plenary Flash 4-7 October 2021

During the plenary session, the European Parliament will debate the role of development policy in response to biodiversity loss in developing countries, EU solutions to the rise of energy prices, artificial intelligence in criminal law and biometric surveillance, state of play of RRF recovery plans, EU-US relations, European health prepar…
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Child holding a balloon during a climate march/ CC0 Mika Baumeister
Child holding a balloon during a climate march/ CC0 Mika Baumeister
Opinion |

Are we fit for 2030?

It’s been called Fit for 55, Fit for 1.5 and now Fit for 2030. EU jargon aside, this new EU climate package is about our future on a liveable planet and finding a fair way to get there.