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Final Council agreement on the combustion engine phase out

"The end of the internal combustion engine is confirmed. Finally, the reckless blockade ends, along with the future of the combustion engine. The compromise, which was reached months ago, is clear: in 2035 we will definitely move on from polluting cars to zero-emission transport only." said Co-Presidents of the Greens/EFA Group
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A transition that works for all the people

A transition to ecological sustainability must go hand in hand with social justice. Our paper fleshes out how the ecological transition can be used to bring about social and economic justice and explains in detail which areas need change and what needs to be done. Read our position paper and executive summary here.
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The window is closing, but we can still stop global climate collapse

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) call for rapid action and drastic measures to achieve the goal of limiting global warming to below 1.5 degrees in their latest report. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that global warming has already reached 1.1 degrees. Bas Eickhout and Pär Holmgren comment.
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News |

Debriefing of the March I Plenary Session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, regulation for Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry, right for an adequate minimum income, EU Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders, among others.
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Press release |

MEPs give green light for warmer homes and a cooler planet

The European Parliament has approved its position on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), negotiated by lead rapporteur Ciarán Cuffe MEP. The positive vote in Strasbourg marks a significant step towards lower energy bills for households and businesses and meeting Europe’s climate neutrality goals.
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Commission bans disconnections but puts renewables and nuclear on equal footing

The European Commission has today presented its proposal for the reform of the electricity market. The proposal aims to avoid skyrocketing prices for electricity in the future. However, the Greens/EFA Group are highly critical that renewables and nuclear energy receive equal treatment.
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News |

Plenary Flash - 13-16 March 2023

On the agenda for the plenary session: energy performance of buildings (EPBD), land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF), adequate minimum income, EU guidelines on Human rights defenders, Iran debate, deaths at sea - a common EU response, ...
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Energy-efficient buildings for warmer homes and lower bills

Many Europeans can't afford to heat their home. We must act! On the 13th and 14th of March, we will debate and vote the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) to tackle energy poverty and provide energy-efficient homes for all. Our MEP Ciarán Cuffe is shadow rapporteur on this file.
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Press release |

Postponement of the vote on combustion engine phase-out

On 6th March, the vote on the end of the combustion engine was postponed again by the Presidency of the Council. "The phasing out of the combustion engine must not fail because the policies of governments such as Germany, Poland and Italy are being driven by car industry lobbyists", Bas Eickhout MEP comments.
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Electric car charging
Press release |

Parliament votes for all new cars to be electric by 2035

Members of the European Parliament have adopted the compromise reached with EU Member States and the European Commission on CO2 emissions for cars and vans. From 2035, no more new cars and vans with combustion engines will be registered in the EU. The Greens/EFA Group voted in favour of the outcome of the negotiations.