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Parliament pans Commission plan to drop national renewable energy targets after 2020

Press release | February 5, 2014 at 13:17

Brussels/Strasbourg – The European Parliament has weighed in on the debate on EU 2030 climate and energy policies and voted against the Commission’s proposal to drop binding 2030 renewable energy targets for EU member states. On 22 January, as...

ECI rules agreed. Now it’s time to address first ever citizens’ initiative on GMOs

Press release | December 15, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — The European Parliament will today endorse a draft regulation on the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) following a three-way agreement reached between the European Commission, Parliament and Council on 6 December. The...

Greenpeace takes radioactive waste to the European Parliament

Press release | October 7, 2010 at 0:00

International — Greenpeace delivered radioactive waste to the door of the European Parliament today to remind MEPs in their last plenary session before considering a new nuclear waste law that there is no solution to nuclear waste.

Parliament pressures EU governments to ban illegal timber

Press release | May 4, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — The European Parliament environment committee sent a strong signal to the Council by backing tough measures that would ban illegally logged wood products in the EU, said Greenpeace following a second reading vote in...

EU Parliament fails to stem the rush for coal

Press release | October 7, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — The European Parliament’s environment committee voted this afternoon to keep the EU trapped in the 19th century by setting weak emission performance standards for coal plants, said Greenpeace.

European Parliament vote could prolong Europe’s addiction to oil

Press release | September 28, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — The European Parliament’s environment committee could prolong Europe’s dependence on oil if it weakens measures to reduce CO2 emissions from vans and blocks a resolution for a ban on deep-sea drilling in Europe, said...

EU sets weak fuel efficiency law for vans

Press release | February 15, 2011 at 13:53

Brussels, International — A new fuel efficiency law for vans was rubber stamped by the European Parliament today. Van manufacturers will have to reduce emissions to 175 grams CO2 per kilometre by 2017 and 147g by 2020. Average emissions from new...

Greenpeace advisory on the EU timber regulation - Second reading vote in the EU...

Publication | April 30, 2010 at 0:00

Europe is the world’s largest market for timber products and the EU recognised in 2003 that it needed to take effective action against deforestation and illegal logging. Seven years later, a law to regulate the market and exclude illegal timber...

Cars and CO2 – a ‘loopholes lexicon’ - Background briefing

Publication | September 24, 2008 at 0:00

This Thursday, 25 September, the Parliament’s environment committee will cast its vote on the EU’s first ever legally binding CO2 emission standard for new cars. There is a substantial risk that, ceding to heavy industry pressure, the committee...

MEPs must exercise their democratic power and reject the EU’s ‘effort sharing’ law

Publication | December 16, 2008 at 0:00

Members of the European Parliament voting tomorrow (Wednesday 17 December) in Strasbourg to adopt the EU climate package should reject the current flawed compromise for the effort sharing law.

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