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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NATURE RESTORATION TO BRING BACK BEES & BIRD SONG

NATURE PACKAGE Today, the European Commission presented its long-awaited nature package that includes nature restoration and the reduction of the use of pesticides. This first of its kind nature restoration law proposes legally binding targets for different types of ecosystems in every Member State. The Greens/EFA Group welcomes the ambitious proposal and the inclusion of […]

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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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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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PRESS RELEASE: Europe must become independent of energy imports

PRESS RELEASE, Monday, 28th February 2022 – Brussels                                                      Europe must become independent of energy imports   The EU energy ministers met this afternoon for a special session on the occasion of the war in Ukraine. They spoke about the consequences of the invasion for the European energy markets. Among other things, it was […]

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PRESS RELEASE: European Environment Agency: Member States ignore air pollutants from heating and agriculture

PRESS RELEASE, 16th February 2022 – Brussels                                                       European Environment Agency: Member States ignore air pollutants from heating and agriculture   Today, the European Environment Agency (EEA) published a report on air quality management in Europe. The EEA finds that violations of EU air quality limits are mainly in northern and western Europe due to […]

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