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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…
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Energy union

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament today presented its proposal for a European energy union (1), ahead of anticipated proposals from the European Commission over the coming month. Commenting on the Green energy union paper, Green energy spokesperson Claude Turmes said: "The energy ...
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A Green energy union for Europe

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EU investment plan

The European Commission today presented a legislative proposal for delivering the EU investment plan outlined by Commission president Juncker. Commenting on the proposal, Greens/EFA co-president Philippe Lamberts stated: "While we are glad the Commission is looking to move swiftly forward with ...
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A Green Energy Union

A Green Energy Union means a common energy policy in the EU based on renewables and energy efficiency, enabling us to democratically address the most important challenges of our time.
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Greens/EFA Round up

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary included tar sands, EU GMO authorisations, EU Commission's work plans and 'better regulation', European economic governance, EU budget shortfalls, EU summit, LuxLeaks, recognising Palestine, CIA abuses and the complicity of EU member states,...
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Tar sands

The European Parliament today narrowly failed to reject new fuel quality rules proposed by the EU Commission, which do not include a separate methodology for assessing greenhouse gas emissions from tar sands oil (1). The proposed rejection needed the support of an absolute majority of the Parliament...
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EU investment plan

An initial list of projects proposed by EU member states, which could benefit from funding under the EU investment plan proposed by Jean-Claude Juncker, was today discussed by EU finance ministers. The list includes a disproportionate number of nuclear energy projects (1). Commenting on the list, Gr...
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Tar sands oil

The European Parliament's environment committee today voted to reject new fuel quality rules proposed by the EU Commission, which failed to include a separate methodology for assessing greenhouse gas emissions from tar sands oil (1). After the vote, Green climate change spokesperson Bas Eickhout, wh...
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Cyprus

Commenting on a resolution on the situation in Cyprus, which was adopted by the European Parliament today, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms said: "Turkey must fully respect the sovereignty of all EU member states, including the Republic of Cyprus. This implies immediately withdrawing its s...