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Nuclear safety

Commenting on today's Environment Council decision on the EU legislative nuclear safety proposal, Rebecca Harms, Co-President of the Greens/EFA-Group, said: "EU governments are washing their hands of real responsibility for nuclear safety. This empty shell of a Directive is a gift to Nicol...
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Soft mobility

The Greens/EFA soft mobility paper, commissioned by Michael Cramer MEP, outlines practical measures aimed at reducing oil consumption, as a result cutting transport-induced climatic pollution.
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International Renewable Energy Agency

EU energy ministers will meet in Luxembourg tomorrow, 12 June, where they will discuss the location and mandate of the recently established International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). (1) Amid reports that France and the UK have been persuaded to back Abu Dhabi's bid to host the agency (rath...
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New Entrants Reserve'

The EU Commission is proposing to allocate the equivalent of billions of Euros to coal power plants through 'New Entrants Reserve' permits under the post-2012 emissions trading scheme. This would be at the expense of renewable energy technologies, which are also supposed to be eligible.
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The Greens' Book

Greens present an overview of their activities in the European Parliament and highlight their achievements during the legislative period while presenting what they want for the new Parliament.
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Residual risk

This study, commissioned by the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, outlines the accidents in nuclear power plants since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. From minor incidents to major problems, it shows that nuclear power is a very dangerous source of energy.
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Food or fuels?

Agro-fuel euphoria - a threat for global food security A shift of investments and land from food to fuel production puts global food security at a serious risk. Agro-fuels produced from grain, oilseeds and sugarcane - misleadingly called biofuels - result in an unsustainable use of land, water and e...
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Green electricity

The Commission has recently warned Luxembourg against its policy to compensate customers for higher-priced green electricity through its system of feed-in tariffs.The transboundary application of these measures is considered to be market distortion!
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Move Green

Transport must be a key focus if we are to have any chance of reducing the dangerous dependency on imported oil and tackling climate change, as well as avoiding a future energy supply crisis. Achieving this will require a behavioural change in terms of our mobility. (pdf)
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Energy Efficiency

The joint Energy Star ecolabel for office equipment was renewed last week after completion of the negotiations between the European Commission and the US environmental protection agency. The agreement will be formally endorsed this autumn and is set for the next five years.