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Commission to seek approval for three GM maizes

Publication | September 28, 2016 at 14:08

The European Commission and a handful of EU governments want Europe to grow more genetically modified (GM) crops. In the coming months, they want to authorise the cultivation of two GM maize varieties (DuPont Pioneer’s 1507 and Syngenta’s Bt11),...

Media briefing: Potential for citizen-produced electricity in the EU

Publication | September 26, 2016 at 17:54

Half of all European Union citizens could be producing their own electricity by 2050, and meeting 45% of the EU’s electricity demand. Our energy market is switching from fossil fuels and nuclear to renewable energy, but it’s also shifting from a...

Report: The potential of energy citizens in the EU

Publication | September 26, 2016 at 16:08

With an increasing share of renewable energy sources (RES) in the European Union (EU), the role of energy consumers as active participants in the energy system is bound to expand, as the developments in an increasing number of EU Member States...

Leaked TiSA texts reveal threats to climate

Publication | September 20, 2016 at 9:32

Amsterdam/Geneva – Greenpeace Netherlands has released unpublished texts from the TiSA (Trade in Services Agreement) negotiations and conducted an in-depth analysis of the energy chapter, which indicates serious threats to international climate...

Civil society calls for a new Europe for people and planet

Publication | September 12, 2016 at 16:00

177 European and national civil society organisations and trade unions signed this common statement, ahead of the EU27 Summit in Bratislava on 16 September 2016.

Bratislava summit: Europe at a crossroads

Publication | August 30, 2016 at 10:54

Letter to EU leaders by environmental organisations ahead of special summit in Bratislava.

State of the European Union after Brexit: time for a new direction

Publication | June 27, 2016 at 12:30

Letter to EU leaders by environmental organisations.

Prosumer Rights: Options for an EU legal framework post-2020

Publication | May 31, 2016 at 9:30

Brussels - There are many ways for citizens, small businesses and communities to contribute to the energy transition, actively participating in different aspects of the energy market to become true 'energy citizens'.

Stepping up EU action to protect forests is not optional but the only way forward

Publication | May 27, 2016 at 11:33

Illegal logging and related trade remain persistent global problems despite the positive impacts of EU actions undertaken since 2004. A recent independent evaluation assesses the progress of EU action in tackling illegal logging since the launch...

Shorter EU licence would leave people and nature exposed to dangers of glyphosate,...

Publication | May 18, 2016 at 9:30

At a meeting on 18 and 19 May, EU government representatives are expected to decide whether or not to renew the EU licence of a controversial herbicide known as glyphosate, which scientists have linked to cancer.

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