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Don't cap renewables and efficiency

Publication | June 16, 2015 at 14:08

"The European Council’s guidance from last year for 2030 targets for renewable energy and energy efficiency falls far short of the EU’s potentials. [...] Upcoming EU legislation must be used to meet the full potentials of renewables and efficiency."

Renewable energy: untapped fuel for Mediterranean economies

Publication | November 10, 2015 at 11:46

Despite being the sunniest region in Europe and having huge renewable potential, many Mediterranean countries overlook renewable energy in their struggle with debt, a stagnating economy and unemployment.

EU energy plans won’t meet Paris climate commitments

Press release | February 1, 2017 at 11:45

Today the European Commission releases its report on the progress of the European Union’s energy plans, the ‘State of the Energy Union’. Greenpeace has criticised the EU’s energy plans as inadequate to meet the challenge of climate change and the...

Tighten rules on subsidies for coal, says European Parliament draft plan

Press release | June 21, 2017 at 17:36

Rules governing subsidies for coal power plants should be tightened, according to a draft plan published today by MEP Krišjānis Kariņš. Kariņš said that so-called ‘capacity mechanisms’, whereby governments pay old coal and nuclear plants to stay...

Activists urge EU to go for 100% renewable energy

Press release | October 9, 2017 at 7:58

** High-res photo and video available soon at bit.ly/GP_9Oct17** Brussels – Climate change activists unfurled a giant banner in the centre of the Schuman roundabout in Brussels – just outside the headquarters of the European Commission,...

Prosumer Rights: Options for an EU legal framework post-2020

Publication | May 31, 2016 at 9:30

Brussels - There are many ways for citizens, small businesses and communities to contribute to the energy transition, actively participating in different aspects of the energy market to become true 'energy citizens'.

Report: The potential of energy citizens in the EU

Publication | September 26, 2016 at 16:08

With an increasing share of renewable energy sources (RES) in the European Union (EU), the role of energy consumers as active participants in the energy system is bound to expand, as the developments in an increasing number of EU Member States...

EU lifeline to coal could derail renewable energy transition

Press release | November 30, 2016 at 13:15

Brussels, 30 November 2016 – A package of policy proposals released today by the European Commission threatens to derail efforts to accelerate the roll-out of renewables, while prolonging subsidies for coal, warned Greenpeace.

Commission snubs renewables in EU energy union

Press release | November 18, 2015 at 13:23

Brussels – Greenpeace has criticised a European Commission assessment of EU energy policies under the energy union heading for its lack of ambition on renewable energy.

European Parliament votes to increase renewable energy target

Press release | January 17, 2018 at 14:03

Strasbourg – Today the European Parliament voted to increase the EU’s 2030 renewable energy target to 35 per cent.

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