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Energy Council – Commission must hear Energy Ministers’ call on renewables beyond 2020

Press release | December 3, 2012 at 11:25

Brussels - EU energy ministers acknowledged during their Council meeting today the need to support renewable energy after 2020, said Greenpeace.

Media briefing on the Commission’s energy security strategy

Publication | May 28, 2014 at 8:30

The Ukraine crisis has once again highlighted Europe’s vulnerability to energy import disruptions. There is a risk that, as in 2006 and 2009, gas imports from Russia through Ukraine could drop or dry up completely. These imports represent over...

Energy: a thorny issue for the EU summit

Publication | March 19, 2014 at 8:03

Top billing at this week's EU summit (20 and 21 March) will go to the crisis unfolding in Ukraine. Beyond immediate security concerns, developments in Crimea are likely to focus the minds of EU leaders on the need to strengthen the EU’s energy...

Subsidising the past

Publication | April 8, 2014 at 14:19

A new report prepared by the Warsaw Institute for Economic Studies for Greenpeace Poland reveals that cumulative public financial support for coal-based power in Poland amounted to PLN170 billion (€40.5 billion2) between 1990 and 2012. In...

Commission fails to shut the door on harmful biofuels

Press release | October 17, 2012 at 11:48

Brussels – The European Commission will today finally recognise the destructive side-effects of biofuels made from palm oil, rapeseed and soybeans and other food crops. But its long-awaited proposal to clean up Europe’s biofuels policy will do...

Commission warns countries not to forego benefits of renewables

Press release | June 6, 2012 at 18:28

Brussels – The European Commission will call on European governments to stand behind the development of renewable energy to unlock its full environmental and economic potential. The formal recommendations – which will be contained in a...

Greenpeace comment on the release of the Irish EU presidency programme

Press release | January 9, 2013 at 15:15

The Irish government has released the detailed programme at the start of its six-month presidency of the European Union.

Commission cannot decide which horse should win EU energy market race

Press release | November 15, 2012 at 15:17

Brussels – Greenpeace cautiously welcomed a communication by the European Commission on the future of Europe’s energy market.

EU roadmap: clean energy future at no extra cost

Press release | December 15, 2011 at 10:41

Brussels - A roadmap published today by the European Commission exploring different energy pathways over the next 40 years has shown that an energy system based largely on renewables and efficiency will cost taxpayers no more than a system...

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