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Greens/EFA Group call for special fund & boost for European green competitiveness

The European Commission has presented its Green Deal Industrial Plan in response to the US Inflation Reduction Act. The Greens/EFA Group welcome the initiative for a European industrial plan and call for massive investments in the expansion of renewable energies and EU investment fund to ensure the unity of the EU internal market.
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Plenary Flash - 12-15 December 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: European Council Summit and the rule of law, REPowerEU, Permitting provisions in the Renewable Energy Directive (RED IV), and Turkish Airstrikes on Northern Syria and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
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Global Warming Metaphor Thomas Mounsey
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World still not on track towards 1.5 degrees target

The 27th World Climate Conference (COP27) ended with a step forward on the dispute topic of loss and damage, but no progress on credible steps to keep the world below 1.5°C global warming. The Greens/EFA welcome the agreement on the establishment of a fund for loss and damages caused by climate change in the most vulnerable countries. How…
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New ‘Pandemic-level’ Solidarity Fund needed in the face of pan-EU energy crisis & war

The Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament therefore calls on the Commission to adopt proposals for the establishment of an EU Solidarity Fund based on joint borrowing and grants to Member states on the scale of the pandemic recovery fund, addressing high energy prices and the climate emergency
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Greens/EFA welcome windfall tax & call for an embargo on Russian fossil fuels

The Greens/EFA Group welcomes today's EU Energy Ministers agreement on a windfall tax for excess profits from energy companies. The Greens/EFA Group call for a fair distribution of revenues from the windfall tax, an embargo on fossil fuels and uranium imports from Russia, a common EU-wide energy purchasing platform, support for households…
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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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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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REPowerEU: Commission takes step towards ending dependence on Russian oil and gas

The European Commission presented the REPowerEU package of proposals on how to make the EU independent of fossil fuels, in particular from Russia. The Greens/EFA Group welcome legal and binding measures for more renewable energy and energy efficiency, as well as the proposed legal obligation to install solar energy on all new public and c…