Webinar: LNG – The dark side of the boom!

Since the Ukraine war, Europe and Germany are facing the result of years of wrong energy policies that drove us into gas dependency and Putin’s arms. Now, alternatives must be found quickly. One of these temporary stopgap solutions is liquefied natural gas – also called LNG. But LNG production also entails significant methane emissions and […]

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PRESS RELEASE: EU Taxonomy: No majority for stopping the greenwashing of nuclear power and gas

PRESS RELEASE, 6th of July 2022 – Strasbourg   EU Taxonomy: No majority for stopping the greenwashing of nuclear power and gas The European Parliament has just approved the European Commission’s proposed sustainability label for nuclear power and gas in the EU Taxonomy, a classification procedure for sustainable finance (278 votes in favour of the […]

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PRESS RELEASE: ReFuelEUAviation: Rotten compromise in the Transport Committee on sustainable fuels in aviation

PRESS RELEASE, Monday, 27th of June 2022 – Brussels ReFuelEUAviation: Rotten compromise in the Transport Committee on sustainable fuels in aviation The Transport Committee of the European Parliament has just voted on sustainable fuels in aviation (ReFuelEUAviation). The recommendations of the environment and industry committees were ignored by the transport committee and instead, a majority […]

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After-work talk “Nature in the city! – How parks, woods, avenues and riverbanks contribute to well-being in our cities”.

+++Recording in English here+++ Green lungs provide space for rest, relaxation and exercise. They also help keep temperatures down. However, not everyone in Europe has the same access to green spaces in cities. In my next after-work talk, the Director of the European Environment Agency, Hans Bruyninckx, will give an overview of the socio-economic and […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Sixth EU sanctions package: uranium imports from Russia must be stopped immediately

PRESS RELEASE, Monday, 2 May – Strasbourg Sixth EU sanctions package: uranium imports from Russia must be stopped immediately On the occasion of the extraordinary meeting of EU energy ministers on energy security in Europe scheduled for today and the expected announcement of the European Commission on new sanctions against Russia, energy expert of the […]

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High-Level-Conference: “Forever? No More! Phasing out “forever chemicals” PFAS in Europe.”

+++Here you can find the recording+++ Friday 13th of May, 3:00-4:30 PM CEST The term PFAS refers to a chemical group of more than 4700 substances in which certain carbon atoms have bonds to several fluorine atoms. Their physicochemical properties are very similar: they are water repellent, dirt repellent and grease repellent. PFAS are used […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Opportunity missed: European Parliament puts fossil infrastructure on the fast track

PRESS RELEASE, Tuesday, 5th of April – Strasbourg Opportunity missed: European Parliament puts fossil infrastructure on the fast track The European Parliament in Strasbourg has just voted on the revision of the “TEN-E Regulation”. The regulation on trans-European energy infrastructure regulates the criteria for eligible energy projects of common European interest. On the basis of […]

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PRESS RELEASE: EU taxonomy: MEPs debate sustainability label for natural gas and nuclear power

PRESS RELEASE, Tuesday, 15th of March – Brussels EU taxonomy: MEPs debate sustainability label for natural gas and nuclear power The European Parliament’s committees responsible for EU taxonomy are debating the European Commission’s proposal for the second Delegated Act on EU taxonomy this morning from 11 am to 12 pm. The European Commission proposes to […]

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PRESS RELEASE: EU Energy Efficiency Directive: The new tool for energy security and independence

PRESS RELEASE, Thursday, 3rd of March – Brussels                                                      EU Energy Efficiency Directive: The new tool for energy security and independence   This afternoon, the Industry Committee of the European Parliament (ITRE) will debate the new EU Energy Efficiency Directive starting at 13:45. After the European Commission presented a proposal at the end of […]

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