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Plenary Flash - 3-6 October 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: energy prices and cost of living, rule of law conditionality regulation in the case of Hungary, common charger for electronic devices, repression of women's rights protesters in Iran, Ocean Governance and the protection of biodiversity
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Energy price crisis – Practical solutions to energy poverty

Policy experts and grassroots organisations from across Europe will be there to discuss workable actions and policies to overcome energy poverty.
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Energy Poverty Handbook

This second edition of the Energy Poverty Handbook expands upon the findings of the original Energy Poverty Handbook to consider the best practices that can be employed to tackle the issue, in parallel with the causes and effects of energy poverty.
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Support Ukraine with courage, tackle energy crisis with decisiveness

Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gave her State of the European Union address. In the annual address, she presented emergency measures in response to the energy crisis as well as expressed continued support for Ukraine.
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Combating the energy crisis with renewables & energy savings

Members of the European Parliament will vote on the European Parliament position on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive and on the Energy Efficiency Directive. The Greens/EFA Group welcomes the call to increase the mandatory share of renewable energy in transport, heating, buildings and industry.
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Energy crisis - Energy prices

All over Europe people are facing high energy bills, while winter is coming. We must take action now to make sure everybody can heat their homes, without compromising on food or other basis needs. Greens/EFA MEPs Kim van Sparrentak and Michael Bloss will discuss the latest developments in a live Q&A.
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Plenary Flash - 12-15 September 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: the debate on the State of the Union, the deforestation regulation, adequate minimum wages in the EU, energy efficiency and renewable energy directives, Hungary's breach of EU law, action at EU level to ensure human treatment of migrants in Europe,...
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Wind turbines in a field/ CC0 Alex Eckermann
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Accelerating the European renewable energy transition

This research study, undertaken by LUT University and commissioned by the Greens/EFA, presents a first of its kind technology-rich, multi-sectoral, multi-regional cost optimisation driven analyses of energy transition pathways for the EU and its member states.
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Moving away from fossil fuel dependency more imperative than ever

The Greens/EFA support the package of measures announced by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, notably to skim off windfall profits from energy companies which we have been calling for from the beginning of the energy crisis. What is missing from the proposals are clear and binding measures to protect households at risk of or in e…
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European Parliament building in Strasbourg / © European Union 2019 / Architecture-Studio
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Debriefing of the July plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the EU taxonomy, abortion rights, the Digital Services Act and Digital Market Act, national vetoes to undermine Global Tax Deal and Windfall Tax, Sustainable flights (REFuel), the 2021 Commission report on Kosovo and the intersectionality report.