Greenpeace comment on EU Summit decision on economic recovery plan

Press release - March 19, 2009
Brussels, Belgium — "The EU is investing in carbon capture and storage, but the technology is not even available yet, and will not come on line in time to make a difference in the fight against climate change, nor to help economic recovery. On the other hand, renewable energy and efficiency are proven and available today and can deliver millions of new jobs. They should be the logical focus of economic recovery measures in the energy sector,” said Frauke Thies, Greenpeace EU energy policy campaigner.

"The EU is giving with one hand and taking away with the other. Giving a lifeline to dirty coal with carbon capture experiments is completely inconsistent with investments in renewables and a modern energy system," she continued.

Other contacts:

Frauke Thies – Greenpeace EU renewables policy campaigner:
+32 (0)2 2741 912, +32 (0)477 79 04 15 (mob.),
Mark Breddy – Greenpeace EU communications manager:
+32 (0)2 2741 903, +32 (0)496 15 62 29 (mob.),