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Press release |

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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News |

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
Study |

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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Press release |

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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Press release |

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…
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Offshore wind farm / CC0 Nicholas Doherty
Offshore wind farm / CC0 Nicholas Doherty
Press release |

Putin’s war shows EU must embrace renewables and ditch fossil fuels to reach energy independence

Ahead of the debate in the European Parliament on energy independence, the European Commission has published its Communication "Joint European Action for more affordable, secure and sustainable energy". It is in the EU’s hands to decide whether it will remain energy dependent on despotic rulers. Greens/EFA call on the Commission to massiv…
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News |

Plenary Flash 14-17 February 2022

On the agenda of the plenary : European security and Russia's military threat against Ukraine, empowering European youth, safeguards for cross-border associations and non-profit organisations, the rule of law and ECJ ruling,...
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Press release |

Commission proposal to label gas & nuclear as sustainable tantamount to greenwashing

The European Commission published its final draft of the Delegated Act to the EU Taxonomy Regulation, which seeks to list gas and nuclear projects as potential sustainable investments. The Delegated Act is supposed to classify which financial investments may be labelled as sustainable. The Greens/EFA Group strongly objects to the inclusio…
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© Thomas Mounsey
Global Warming Metaphor Thomas Mounsey
Press release |

Promises must be met with climate action this decade

Talks at the COP26 UN Climate Conference have resulted in a series of ill-defined promises and announcements, insufficient to keep global temperature rises below 1.5°C. We are still far from reducing our global emissions by 45% by 2030. The Greens/EFA Group also criticises the last-minute change submitted by China and India to further wea…
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Gas pipeline
Policy Paper |

Alternatives to gas projects on the 5th PCI are possible

In the middle of COP26, here is a Green/EFA proposal to replace fossil gas projects with projects to achieve a 100% renewable based energy system. Alternative projects aligned with EU climate targets are available!