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Cutting carbon

Topic | June 6, 2011 at 16:33

The EU likes to present its climate policies as a model for global green development. In fact, its current target - to reduce carbon emissions by 20 percent by 2020 against 1990 levels - is shamefully unambitious and fails to provide an incentive...

Transport, oil and biofuels

Topic | March 21, 2012 at 11:37

As the era of easily accessible oil comes to an end, the world is approaching an energy crossroads. The EU could get ahead by driving efficiency and investing in technologies, such as electric vehicles, to get us beyond oil. Or it could continue...

Climate leaders and laggards

Topic | May 18, 2011 at 9:00

Greenpeace today took on companies with a strangle hold on greater climate progress in Europe. It challenged firms silent on the issue to join the call for a 30% EU climate target and take advantage of the very real economic and environmental...

New report finds failing EU carbon market threatens effectiveness of 2030 climate...

Press release | June 11, 2013 at 8:00

Brussels – The EU will need to make an extra seven per cent saving to its carbon emissions as part of the 2030 climate action due to the failure of the its Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), according to a new report by consultancy group Ecofys.

New ETS plan puts burden on European taxpayers instead of polluting industry

Press release | June 19, 2013 at 14:38

Brussels – A new plan to patch up Europe’s ailing carbon market endorsed by the European Parliament’s environment committee today will fall short of restoring an effective system to encourage clean investments and lower carbon emissions, warned...

The battle to open up Europe to Canadian tar sands

Background | November 15, 2011 at 15:12

The EU is under pressure from Canada to accept climate-wrecking tar sands oil. The question is, will Europe buckle?

Warning: temporary carbon market fix will not solve EU’s climate challenge

Press release | December 10, 2013 at 10:54

Brussels – Greenpeace welcomed the European Parliament’s final approval today of the ‘backloading’ proposal to temporarily curb the oversupply of allowances in the EU carbon market. However, this will only have a short-term impact. In fact, as...

Commission president Barroso sells out on climate and energy policy

Press release | January 22, 2014 at 12:27

Brussels –The European Commission has released a disappointing package of proposals on EU climate and energy policy up to 2030, said Greenpeace. EU governments now need to correct the flaws in these proposals and increase their ambition.

EU investigation calls Hinkley nuclear deal into question

Press release | January 31, 2014 at 14:40

Commenting on the European commission's investigation into UK plans to subsidise the construction and operation of a new nuclear reactor at the Hinkley nuclear plant, Greenpeace UK chief scientist Dr Doug Parr said:

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...

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