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New EU rules to make roads safer

Plaid MEP Jill Evans today voted in favour of new EU rules that will make lorries safer and not open the door to massive gigaliner lorries. The MEP, who is a member of the parliament's Transport Committee, said that it would help keep Welsh roads safer, and was good news for the environment. MEPs r...
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From Fukushima to Hinkley

An event on the occasion of the 4th anniversary of the Fukushima disaster and its impact on Europe. In particular, in view of the recent illegal decision to give permission for massive government subsidy of Hinkley Point - highlighting subsequent environmental and economic consequences as well as creating a precedent across the EU.
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Lunch Debate

Four years after the Fukushima disaster it´s time to take stock: with Tetsunari Iida, executive director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies and advisor on renewable energy to the Japanese Government.
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Lignite mining in Lusatia - an environmental and cultural catastrophe

The ecological and social consequences of large scale lignite mining were the focus of a conference at the European parliament organised by the European Free Alliance, in conjunction with local campaigners from Lusatia in Eastern Germany. Lignite - also known as 'brown coal' - is a low grade form of...
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Action speaks louder than words on energy policy

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Energy Union

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Energy union

<xml> </xml> The European Commission today presented its proposal for a European energy union, which will be discussed by EU leaders at a summit next month. Commenting on the proposals, Green energy spokesperson Claude Turmes said: "The energy union should be a flagship project for...
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Environmental & Cultural Sustainability in Lužyca/Lausitz

Interpretation: DE/FR/EN/ES Final Programme 16h30 - 16h40 - François Alfonsi, EFA President Welcoming word. 16h40 - 16h55 - Hannes Wilhelm­ Kell, President of Lužycka Alianca/Lausitzer Allianz The impact of brown coal mines and thermal power plants on the water balance and air quality. 16h55 - 17...
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Biofuels, land use and climate

 The European Parliament's environment committee today voted on legislative proposals on biofuels, aimed at curbing the negative impact on the climate associated with indirect land use change (ILUC) due to biofuel production. The Greens welcomed the vote to ensure that the greenhouse gas emissi...
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Energy giant Repsol abandons oil and gas exploration in Canary Island waters

Last Friday energy giant Repsol announced that it was putting an end to its oil and gas exploration in Canary Island waters, saying that reserves are too small and of too poor quality. The Greens - who have supported the local resistance groups against drilling in this region- will continue their advocacy work for this important cause, pr…