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Energy ministers delay reform of EU biofuel rules

Press release | December 12, 2013 at 12:06

Brussels – Energy ministers meeting in Brussels today increased EU biofuel policy uncertainty by delaying its reform. In doing so, they are failing in their duty to fix a policy which has a heavy toll on forests, climate and food security,...

Renewables surge ahead – time for energy ministers to back the winning horse

Press release | April 19, 2012 at 8:30

EU energy ministers should start preparing for ever more renewable power when they discuss long-term energy plans at an informal meeting in Denmark today and tomorrow, Greenpeace said.

Nearly half Europe's nuclear reactors of particular concern

Press release | March 21, 2011 at 15:20

Brussels, International — Nuclear safety is on the agenda today for special meetings of Europe's energy ministers as well as International Atomic Energy Agency officials following the crisis in Japan. This briefing details Greenpeace's view on...

Statement on Energy Council discussions on the EU 2020 sustainable growth strategy

Press release | March 12, 2010 at 11:53

Brussels, International — European energy ministers meeting in Brussels today recognised the need to slash greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector in the context of the proposed 2020 strategy for sustainable economic growth. But ministers...

EU Strategic Energy Review is anything but strategic

Press release | February 19, 2009 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Greenpeace criticised today’s conclusions by EU energy ministers on the Strategic Energy Review.

Investor confidence in renewable energy at risk from EU policy U-turn

Press release | February 14, 2007 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Energy ministers’ gamble on new approach may backfire on clean energy development

Ministers backtrack on support for green energy

Press release | February 15, 2007 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Energy Ministers today failed to support a proposed binding target for renewable energy, leaving the decision to EU leaders at their summit in March. They also signalled a departure from the successful approach of specific...

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.

Europe cannot rule out Japan-like nuclear disaster

Press release | March 15, 2011 at 15:11

Brussels, International — Energy ministers will today discuss the nuclear situation in Europe following the crisis in Japan. Greenpeace warns that Europe cannot rule out the same kind of nuclear disaster Japan is sadly experiencing.

Comment on adoption by the EU Energy Council of Conclusions on 'A New Energy Policy...

Press release | March 14, 2006 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Mahi Sideridou of Greenpeace said: "It is encouraging to see energy ministers recognise the pivotal role of renewables and efficiency for future energy policy, just as the Commission did in the Green Paper it launched last week".

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