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Energy Revolution report launch

Press release | July 8, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Green energy can help Europe regain a competitive advantage in the international technology race, while cutting ballooning fuel costs, creating jobs and slashing carbon emissions. These are the findings of a new study...

EU bans illegal timber

Press release | July 7, 2010 at 0:00

Strasbourg, International — Europe will finally close its doors to the destructive illegal timber trade after agreeing far-reaching new legislation.

EU leaders agree non-binding energy efficiency target

Press release | June 17, 2010 at 18:51

Brussels, International — European leaders assembled in Brussels today for an EU summit agreed in principle to make Europe more energy efficient over the next decade. The leaders adopted a non-binding objective to make the EU energy system 20%...

EU prepares to ban illegal timber destroying forests around the world

Press release | June 16, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — Greenpeace is pleased that after two years of difficult negotiations and seven years after the EU first planned to crack down on illegal timber pouring into the EU market, a ban now seems a step away.

European environment ministers at a crossroads on climate and GM crops

Press release | June 10, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — European environment ministers will meet in Luxembourg this Thursday 11 June. Greenpeace will closely follow discussions on two agenda points in particular.

Broken biofuel policies still driving rainforest destruction

Press release | June 10, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — New sustainability guidelines for biofuels in Europe do not go far enough to prevent a dramatic increase in deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions. The guidelines and an associated certification scheme only address...

Bluefin tuna quota fished out for 2010

Press release | June 9, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — Bluefin tuna is one step closer to extinction as the EU prepares to close this year’s Mediterranean bluefin season – which should not have been opened in the first place, said Greenpeace. The closure will become...

Commission plan to ease GM authorisation - Greenpeace reaction

Press release | June 4, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — Reuters today published revelations from several European Commission sources confirming its plan to ease the GM authorisation process.

Greenpeace: Commission paper exposes industry scaremongering on climate

Press release | May 26, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — In a paper published today, the European Commission is expected to find that upgrading the EU’s greenhouse gas emission reduction target would be much cheaper than predicted and bring jobs and economic development to Europe,...

Tighter standards needed to green the car sector

Press release | May 20, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — As industry ministers prepare to adopt a European strategy on clean and energy-efficient vehicles[1] next week, Greenpeace calls on them to strengthen the single most effective EU instrument to achieve this objective –...

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