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European Parliament committee restricts controversial subsidies to coal, gas and...

Press release | February 21, 2018 at 10:22

Brussels - The European Parliament’s energy committee has proposed restrictions for controversial subsidies for energy utilities in its vote on the energy market reform. So-called capacity mechanisms - national subsidies to keep power plants on...

Greenpeace activists bare their lungs for clean air

Press release | January 30, 2018 at 8:02

Brussels, 30 January 2018 – Nine Greenpeace activists baring their lungs on their chests demanded “Clean Air Now” outside a closed-door emergency meeting called by EU Environment Commissioner, Karmenu Vella.

European Parliament votes to increase renewable energy target

Press release | January 17, 2018 at 14:03

Strasbourg – Today the European Parliament voted to increase the EU’s 2030 renewable energy target to 35 per cent.

Energy ministers give Europeans coal for Christmas

Press release | December 19, 2017 at 7:06

Brussels – European energy ministers have backed coal and other fossil fuels over renewable energy, in the ongoing reform of the EU’s energy laws.

Greenpeace comment on One Planet climate summit

Press release | December 12, 2017 at 20:00

Paris/Brussels – A climate summit hosted by French president Emmanuel Macron on the second anniversary of the Paris climate agreement has ended with a surprise commitment from the World Bank but no major announcements from governments.

Commission rejects demands of #StopGlyphosate citizens’ initiative

Press release | December 12, 2017 at 17:10

Brussels – The European Commission has issued its formal response to the #StopGlyphosate European Citizens Initiative (ECI).

Bee-killing pesticides dangerous even when used in greenhouses, new research

Press release | December 11, 2017 at 9:21

Brussels/Exeter – Bees and other wildlife are exposed to neonicotinoid pesticides even if they are used only inside greenhouses, a new study published today by Greenpeace Science Unit reveals.

Greenpeace Netherlands leaks EU-Mercosur trade papers

Press release | December 7, 2017 at 9:30

Amsterdam/Brussels - Greenpeace Netherlands has released 171 pages of previously undisclosed documents from secret talks for an EU-Mercosur trade agreement.

EU farming reform plan overlooks impact of meat sector, Greenpeace

Press release | November 29, 2017 at 12:51

Brussels – On the eve of a major reform of European Union farming rules, the European Commission has glossed over the growing environmental and health impact of the industrial meat and dairy sectors, warned Greenpeace.

EU Parliament backs people-powered renewables but aims too low

Press release | November 28, 2017 at 10:30

The European Parliament’s energy committee voted today to recognise the right of Europeans to produce and sell their own renewable electricity.

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