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A lean, clean European energy machine?

Press release | February 25, 2011 at 14:59

Brussels, International — According to leaked texts, next week’s energy council is set to place energy efficiency and renewable power at the centre of Europe’s energy policies for the coming decades.

EU allows untested GM crops into the food chain

Press release | February 22, 2011 at 14:51

Brussels, International — A vote by EU member state representatives today has ended Europe’s zero tolerance approach to untested GM crops in animal feed and opened the door to contamination of the food chain, said Greenpeace.

EU farmers ditch GM crops

Press release | February 22, 2011 at 11:54

Brussels, International — Industry data released on Tuesday is expected to confirm that farmers are abandoning GM crops in Europe, following a trend of increasing public rejection in the EU, said Greenpeace. The International Service for the...

Prosecutor demands prison sentences after peaceful climate protest

Press release | February 17, 2011 at 12:01

Eleven people appeared today before the 60th Chamber of the Criminal Court of Brussels for having demonstrated peacefully for the climate during a European heads of state summit in Brussels in December 2009, just before a global climate meeting...

EU sets weak fuel efficiency law for vans

Press release | February 15, 2011 at 13:53

Brussels, International — A new fuel efficiency law for vans was rubber stamped by the European Parliament today. Van manufacturers will have to reduce emissions to 175 grams CO2 per kilometre by 2017 and 147g by 2020. Average emissions from new...

Renewables - first energy summit

Press release | February 4, 2011 at 12:39

Brussels, International — Greenpeace welcomes the fact that renewables were at the heart of today’s energy summit. It is disappointed there was no progress on binding energy efficiency targets "for now", despite common agreement that the EU is...

Hundreds of companies and local businesses back a green energy future for Europe

Press release | January 25, 2011 at 0:00

Brussels, International — Two hundred local businesses and organisations, national and European politicians, and companies from a variety of sectors, including engineering, energy supplies and healthcare, have lent their support to a 100%...

Energy report launch: Battle of the Grids

Press release | January 18, 2011 at 0:00

Brussels, International — A Greenpeace report launched today demonstrates how Europe can switch to a smooth-running electricity grid powered almost entirely by green energy.

Slovakia slammed for insufficient public participation on nuclear plant

Press release | January 14, 2011 at 0:00

Brussels/Bratislava, International — Yesterday, the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee slammed Slovakia for lack of proper public consultation on the Mochovce 3,4 nuclear power project. This decision means that Slovakia also is in breach with...

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