Climate & Energy

Three years ago, the EU played a major role in the Paris Agreement – it is time to bring that to life! After all, the goals set are still far too low to meet the international law obligations from this agreement. The historical emissions of the EU are not even taken into account. The brakes and procrastinators are numerous and noisy – but every day that we let go of climate protection goes to waste our children and grandchildren. The technological possibilities are there, and even cheaper than ever. With an investment boost – in clean energy and intelligent mobility, in durable products and sustainable buildings – we can create good work and added value in Europe instead of spending hundreds of billions of euros annually on heating up the atmosphere and the profits of arms producers. In most of the countries from which we import oil and gas, none of us would want to live. It is also a contribution to peace policy if the wars for raw materials are not further fueled.

European Parliament determined to reduce methane emissions in energy sector

Today, a broad majority of Members of the European Parliament have approved a strong negotiating mandate for the proposal to […]

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Win-win for climate protection and energy sovereignty: the competent committees in the European Parliament vote for the extension of the EU Methane Regulation

The two competent committees in the European Parliament have just adopted a proposal for Parliament’s position in the negotiations with […]

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PRESS BRIEFING on the EU Methane Regulation

I. Background The climate killer methane Second most important greenhouse gas, concentration in the atmosphere currently higher than at any […]

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Historic Climate Measure: European Parliament Extends Emissions Trading ETS to Maritime Shipping

The European Parliament has just adopted by a large majority the outcome of the trilogue negotiations between the Commission, Parliament […]

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EU adopts regulation on sustainable marine fuels: Unfortunately not full speed ahead

After ten hours, the negotiations between the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of Member States on an […]

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Sabotaging EU climate policy: Right-wing attack on new EU methane regulation

15 February 2023 An attack by the ultra-right Identity Group (ID) against the new EU Methane Regulation is underway in […]

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