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Leaked EU-Canada joint declaration has legal weight of a holiday brochure, Greenpeace

Press release | October 6, 2016 at 11:27

Brussels – Greenpeace has slammed a joint EU-Canadian declaration meant to reassure critics of a controversial trade deal between the two blocs. Greenpeace described the document as a PR exercise devoid of any legal content.

Greenpeace comment on the European Parliament vote on the authorisation of three GM...

Press release | October 6, 2016 at 11:25

Brussels – Commenting on the non-binding vote cast by the European Parliament today about the Commission’s proposal to authorise three GM maize lines for cultivation in Europe, Greenpeace EU food policy director Franziska Achterberg said:

Commission to seek approval for three GM maizes

Publication | September 28, 2016 at 14:08

The European Commission and a handful of EU governments want Europe to grow more genetically modified (GM) crops. In the coming months, they want to authorise the cultivation of two GM maize varieties (DuPont Pioneer’s 1507 and Syngenta’s Bt11),...

Media briefing: Potential for citizen-produced electricity in the EU

Publication | September 26, 2016 at 17:54

Half of all European Union citizens could be producing their own electricity by 2050, and meeting 45% of the EU’s electricity demand. Our energy market is switching from fossil fuels and nuclear to renewable energy, but it’s also shifting from a...

Report: The potential of energy citizens in the EU

Publication | September 26, 2016 at 16:08

With an increasing share of renewable energy sources (RES) in the European Union (EU), the role of energy consumers as active participants in the energy system is bound to expand, as the developments in an increasing number of EU Member States...

People can power the Energy Revolution

Press release | September 26, 2016 at 10:47

Brussels – Over half of citizens in the European Union could be generating their own renewable electricity by 2050, according to new research released today.

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