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EU climate neutrality rut must not delay urgent climate action, Greenpeace

December 2019

27 out of 28 European governments agreed to reach climate neutrality by 2050, opening the door for discussions about more immediate EU action.

Climate change activists demand EU ministers stop spending billions on dirty energy

September 2018

Linz, Austria/Brussels – Greenpeace activists challenged EU energy ministers meeting in Linz to stop using billions of public money to fund coal, gas and nuclear energy, which heat the climate, contaminate…

Stuck in 1957: EU court rejects challenge to state aid for Hinkley nuclear plant

July 2018

The EU General Court has rejected a challenge by Austria and Luxembourg to a European Commission decision to allow UK state subsidies for the construction and operation of the Hinkley…

European Parliament committee restricts controversial subsidies to coal, gas and nuclear plants

February 2018

Brussels – The European Parliament’s energy committee has proposed restrictions for controversial subsidies for energy utilities in its vote on the energy market reform. So-called capacity mechanisms – national subsidies…

Commission green light for Paks state aid ignores Orbán takeover of nuclear regulator

March 2017

Brussels – The European Commission has given a green light to state subsidies for the construction of the Paks II nuclear power plant in Hungary. The decision is irresponsible and…

Greenpeace letter to the European Commission on Hungarian nuclear regulator plan

November 2016

Please click on the link below to read the full letter. – 2016094 Letter to EC on Hungarian nuclear regulator plan

Greenpeace letter to the European Commission on public procurement infringements for the Paks II nuclear project

September 2016

Please click on the link below to read the full letter. – 2016094 Letter to EC on Paks II public procurement infringements

Greenpeace comment on Commission’s proposal to fund nuclear research

May 2016

Brussels – Following ‘Der Spiegel’ article [1] about a leaked new EU proposal to fund nuclear energy research, Greenpeace EU energy policy adviser Bram Claeys said: “The suggestion that public…

Flawed Commission analysis backs new subsidies for obsolete power plants

April 2016

Brussels – The European Commission today published preliminary findings of its inquiry into public funding schemes for power plants, known as “capacity mechanisms”. The seriously flawed analysis backs these subsidies,…

Hungary: possible state aid to Paks II nuclear plant

February 2016

. Greenpeace’s submission on possible state aid to Paks II nuclear power station, February 2016: State aid SA.38454 (2015C) Greenpeace