04. Feb. 2014
On January 9th, the environment and industry committees agreed on the necessity of three specific targets for the 2030 climate and energy framework: one for reducing greenhouse gases, one for increasing the share of renewable energy sources and one for energy saving. However the Commission President and the Commissioners simply decided to ignore the call. For the Greens, the proposals that were presented by the Commission on 22 January are poor and extremely worrying...
30. Jan. 2014
The agreement to phase-out the use of F-gases, extremely powerful greenhouse gases, has today received the support of the environment committee of the European Parliament. The Greens are very pleased with the breakthrough: the EU is now setting the pace for a global phase-out of these super greenhouse gases, which are otherwise projected to make up twenty per cent of greenhouse gases by 2030.
16. Jan. 2014
This week saw leaked draft recommendations and a draft communication on shale gas from the European Commission circulated widely before their proposed release next week as part of an overall climate and energy package. After months of planning, consultation, studies identifying how legislative proposals are necessary, the Commission has given in to the huge pressure put on them by a handful of fossil fuel companies...