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Plant fuels

The inter-agency body UN-Energy released a report on Tuesday which advises governments to take a cautious approach to developing plant fuels. It says that negative environmental and social impacts could outweigh the benefits if production isn't managed sustainably.
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Choose the right bulb

With the Parliament currently considering a written declaration, proposed by the Greens, for an immediate ban on the sale of incandescent light bulbs in the EU, Green MEPs hosted a stand offering the possibility to compare the currently existing light bulbs.
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Nuclear power

The new report says that the construction costs for recent nuclear power plants have gone up as much as 300% over the budget and the average construction time has risen to almost 10 years. It concludes that nuclear power isn't an economically viable solution to climate change.
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Conference on plant fuels

Alain Lipietz, Greens/EFA MEP and the news magazine Politis invite you to the conference "Trees of evil. The production of agro fuels from palm oil". It will take place on Wednesday 9 May 2007 from 9.30 am to 1 pm in the European Parliament.
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EU-Russia Summit in Samara on 18 May 2007

Greens/EFA point out that democracy and human rights must be at the core of any future agreement with the Russian Federation and regret the timid reaction by the EU Presidency and the Commission at the Moscow and Saint Petersburg events. They also express their concern about Russian state re-taking control of all resources, including ener…
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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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UN Climate panel

Top climate experts and officials from around the world meet in Bangkok this week to discuss a draft report on how to fight climate change. They examine a summary for policy makers to be formally adopted on Friday.
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Today, exactly 21 years after the Chernobyl nuclear accident, Greenpeace activists' from all over Europe occupied the place where the construction of the new EPR reactor in France already started. They managed to stop the work process.
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European Parliament climate change committee

The European Parliament decided in Strasbourg to set up a temporary committee on climate change due to start its work in May.The Greens/EFA group will be represented on the temporary committee by 3 MEPs on a total of 60.
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European Parliament two-seat operation

An independent study, commissioned by Green MEPs Caroline Lucas and Jean Lambert, reveals the climate impact of the EP's travelling circus (pdf).
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Greens/EFA Group nominate Alice Bah Kuhnke for European Parliament President

The Greens/EFA stand for a feminist, sustainable and democratic Europe and call on all MEPs to support these principles. The climate crisis is too urgent, the threat to biodiversity, our forests and oceans too serious for us not to act now. The European Parliament must stand hand in hand with its citizens in building a sustainable and inc…
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Greens/EFA call for EU Defence Ministers to end arms exports to autocracies & stand up for human rights in Kazakhstan

Today and tomorrow, EU Defence Ministers are meeting in Brest, France, to discuss the broad outlines of the European Security and Defence Policy until 2030. Ministers will discuss the "Strategic Compass" presented by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in November.