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Renewables surge ahead – time for energy ministers to back the winning horse

Press release | April 19, 2012 at 8:30

EU energy ministers should start preparing for ever more renewable power when they discuss long-term energy plans at an informal meeting in Denmark today and tomorrow, Greenpeace said.

Industry and civil society unite in calling for 100% clean energy in Europe

Press release | April 16, 2012 at 9:52

Brussels/Copenhagen – The answer to today’s energy and environmental challenges lies in the creation of a cutting-edge economy underpinned by an entirely clean and efficient energy system, said a broad coalition of engineering, energy and...

Plunder continues as EU fisheries ministers tinker around the edges of reform

Press release | March 19, 2012 at 8:30

Brussels/Nouadhibou (Mauritania) - European fisheries ministers meeting in Brussels to discuss the reform of EU fishing rules are expected to ignore the critical imbalance between the bloated size of EU fleets and dwindling stocks, said...

Backward Polish government vetoes climate agreements

Press release | March 9, 2012 at 18:38

Brussels - Poland stood alone in blocking European climate agreements today during a meeting of EU environment ministers.

Half-baked compromise on GM law rejected by EU environment ministers

Press release | March 9, 2012 at 17:10

EU environment ministers have today rejected a compromise, coined by the Danish presidency, on a new law setting out how countries could ban genetically modified (GM) crops from being grown in their territories.

MEPs give green light to energy efficiency

Press release | February 28, 2012 at 11:58

The European Parliament showed the way on cutting energy waste in Europe by backing a law that would encourage investments in efficiency, said Greenpeace. In a vote at the industry and energy committee on the EU’s energy efficiency directive,...

Decision to ban tar sands blown into the open as ministers asked to step in

Press release | February 23, 2012 at 11:25

Brussels – A meeting of EU country representatives to decide on an effective ban of climate-wrecking fuels, such as those produced from tar sands, has ended in stalemate, said Greenpeace. The decision to implement the EU’s fuel quality directive...

Eight Nobel laureates join forces in EU climate push

Press release | February 16, 2012 at 10:00

Eight Nobel Peace Prize laureates have written to European Heads of State and Ministers of the Environment urging them to tackle the most climate polluting sources of transport fuel, notably tar sands.

Energy Council should shift from fossil pipelines to modern infrastructure

Press release | February 14, 2012 at 8:00

Greenpeace criticised a draft energy regulation being discussed by energy ministers today for having too much focus on fossil-fuel infrastructure, including pipelines for gas and oil, as well as for carbon dioxide from unproven carbon capture and...

Industry figures confirm GM food is a commercial flop in Europe

Press release | February 7, 2012 at 10:53

Annual industry figures to be released on Tuesday are expected to confirm the commercial failure of genetically modified (GM) food in Europe, said Greenpeace. Only around 0.06% of the EU’s farmland was used in 2011 to grow GM food, according to...

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