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Honouring courage and compassion: Peace Day 2015

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | September 22, 2015

I was 22 years old when I had to leave my homeland, South Africa. I had no choice. I was living underground for a year by then, to avoid being arrested. This was 1987, in the midst of one of the most bloody and violent periods in the...

Commission TTIP plan retains privileged corporate justice system

Press release | September 16, 2015 at 13:19

Brussels – The European Commission’s modified plan for an Investment Court System under an EU-US trade agreement (known as TTIP) continues to give foreign investors a privileged justice system to challenge EU standards on the environment, health...

UK’s proposed Hinkley C nuclear power plant faces resistance on all sides

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | July 16, 2015

The plans for new nuclear reactors at Hinkley in the UK are too expensive, too late, won't help cut greenhouse gas emissions, violate EU competition law, and will distort Europe 's energy markets. On 6 July 2015,...

Remember the unstoppable power of contagious courage

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace International ED | July 10, 2015

Thirty years ago, groups of individuals in New Zealand were preparing to leave their families, their jobs and their homes to set off in small boats across the Pacific Ocean into a nuclear weapons testing zone. They hoped that their...

Greenpeace warns Europe is failing to learn lessons from Fukushima

Press release | June 29, 2015 at 9:20

Brussels – A new report published today by Greenpeace [1] found that Europe's nuclear regulators have failed to act on vital lessons from the Fukushima catastrophe, exposing Europeans to the risk of a nuclear accident. The release coincides with...

Critical review NAPs - 2015

Publication | June 29, 2015 at 9:06

Europe's nuclear regulators have failed to act on vital lessons from the Fukushima catastrophe and are exposing Europeans to the risk of a nuclear accident, according to an analysis commissioned by Greenpeace.

Don't cap renewables and efficiency

Publication | June 16, 2015 at 14:08

"The European Council’s guidance from last year for 2030 targets for renewable energy and energy efficiency falls far short of the EU’s potentials. [...] Upcoming EU legislation must be used to meet the full potentials of renewables and efficiency."

NGOs call for strong EU policies to beat the 2030 renewable energy target

Press release | June 15, 2015 at 11:00

Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, Greenpeace and WWF today called on the European Commission to propose a strong set of policies to ensure all countries contribute to delivering and surpassing the EU’s 2030 renewable energy target.

Commission and governments bow to coal industry pressure on air pollution limits

Press release | June 10, 2015 at 9:00

Brussels/Seville – EU government delegations that concluded a meeting in Seville late last night have backed weak limits for air pollutants from coal plants that would cause thousands of premature deaths, warned Greenpeace [1]. Over half of all...

Commission investigates state aid for power companies – Greenpeace comment

Press release | April 29, 2015 at 11:30

Brussels - Reacting to today’s announcement by the European Commission that it is conducting a probe into state aid for power companies, Greenpeace EU energy policy adviser Tara Connolly said:

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