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Commission ignores emissions from tar sands under EU clean fuel standards

Press release | October 7, 2014 at 12:58

Brussels – Oil from tar sands and other high carbon sources would be excluded from fuel carbon accounting under a plan released today by the European Commission, warned Greenpeace.

Eight Nobel laureates join forces in EU climate push

Press release | February 16, 2012 at 10:00

Eight Nobel Peace Prize laureates have written to European Heads of State and Ministers of the Environment urging them to tackle the most climate polluting sources of transport fuel, notably tar sands.

Commission rules against dirty tar sands fuel

Press release | October 4, 2011 at 15:03

Reactive statement on the news that the European Commission is proposing a de facto ban on imports of dirty fuels extracted from tar sands.

The Tar Sands Threat to Europe

Publication | January 24, 2014 at 1:14

A study from the Natural Resources Defence Council

The battle to open up Europe to Canadian tar sands

Blog entry by Franziska Achterberg | November 15, 2011

The EU is under enormous pressure from Canada to accept climate-wrecking tar sands oil. The question is, will Europe buckle? Canada sits on the world’s 3rd biggest estimated oil reserve, but much of it is locked up in tar...

Canadian tar sands salesman comes to town

Blog entry by Franziska Achterberg | October 18, 2013

When Canada’s Prime Minister meets European Commission President Barroso today, one thing is sure: he will not only seal a trade deal with the man representing the world’s largest economic block, he will also try to dissuade President...

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