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European Commission misled over nuclear safety on eve of new directive

Press release | September 15, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — European leaders are being misled over the safety of underground disposal of highly dangerous nuclear waste which could poison groundwaters for centuries, a new study concludes.

How Africa is feeding Europe

Publication | September 13, 2010 at 16:15

Many of Europe's fishing fleets have the capacity to fish two to three times more than the sustainable level. This overcapacity has led to the current dire state of European fisheries. In European waters, the level of overfishing is higher than...

Illegal GM potato discovered growing in Sweden

Press release | September 4, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — A genetically modified (GM) potato has been grown illegally in open fields in Sweden for months. Plant Science Sweden, the daughter company of German chemical giant BASF, appears to have mixed up seed and contaminated fields...

Stolen fish - How Africa feeds Europe

Publication | September 1, 2010 at 0:00

One of the biggest threats facing the world’s oceans today is overfishing. The UN Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) estimates that over 75% of all fish stocks are fully exploited, overexploited or depleted. In European waters, the level...

Comparison tool: EU 2050 energy roadmaps (Excel 2003 and below)

Publication | August 6, 2010 at 0:00

Does the Energy [R]evolution path to a 100% renewable energy future measure up to other EU energy roadmaps? This interactive tool allows you to compare the Energy [R]evolution report 2010 and other recently published EU energy roadmaps.

Comparison tool: EU 2050 energy roadmaps (Excel 2007 and above)

Publication | August 6, 2010 at 0:00

Does the Energy [R]evolution path to a 100% renewable energy future measure up to other EU energy roadmaps? This interactive tool allows you to compare the Energy [R]evolution report 2010 and other recently published EU energy roadmaps.

Oil companies out of the deep seas!

Press release | July 14, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — Oil-smudged Greenpeace activists awaited the arrival in Brussels of 18 CEOs from some of the world’s biggest oil companies for a meeting today with EU energy commissioner Günther Oettinger and environment commissioner...

Commission plans to relax rules on GM crops in Europe

Press release | July 13, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — The European Commission will announce today proposals to speed up the union’s genetically modified (GM) crop authorisation procedure. Member states are being promised the right to ban GM cultivation if they reduce their...

The deadly legacy of nuclear waste

Publication | July 10, 2010 at 15:44

This briefing illustrates why - for now, and for the coming hundreds of thousands of years - the nuclear waste problem is here to stay and why we should stop wasting our time with nuclear power.

EU Energy [R]evolution 2010 - briefing

Publication | July 8, 2010 at 10:00

Forty years ago, climate change was unheard of, fossil fuels were plentiful and renewable energy from wind, water, sun and heat was little more than a dream. Since then, Europe has developed green energy technologies and adopted strong targets...

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