13. Sep. 2017

We need to call time on “stop the clock”: why the EU must take action on aviation emissions - Jakop Dalunde

The European Parliament is about to vote on a crucial piece of its environmental legislation - the aviation part of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. Until now, international aviation has largely been let off the hook and it’s vital that progress is made to curb its emissions. Green MEP Jakop Dalunde explains the story until now, and puts forward our demands.

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12. Sep. 2017 blog

World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2017 once again confirms that supporting renewable energy is the right political move - Rebecca Harms

Rebecca Harms is a Green Member of the European Parliament and has been a passionate anti nuclear activist for several years. In this opinion article she presents the main findings of the new World Nuclear Status Report and explains why it is important to phase out this old fashion type of energy and boost renewable energy sources.  

05. Jul. 2017 blog

G20: Climate change needs more than a family picture!

At the end of this week, the G20 will hold is meeting in Hamburg, Germany. With the recent geopolitical developments, the EU - which is the largest trader in the world and which always presents itself as being the leader in the fight against climate change - has a particularly important role to play. The G20 must clearly come with more than just a mere family photo...  

26. Jun. 2017 blog

A chance for EU ministers to deliver on the Paris Agreement: the Energy Efficiency legislation

Today EU Energy ministers will meet to discuss a crucial file of the Energy Package: the Energy Efficiency Directive. The Greens urge EU Energy Ministers to raise their ambition on this particular legislation, as not only it is key for Europe to respect its commitments to the Paris Agreement, but energy efficiency also because offers numerous benefits to all of us.  

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18. Jul. 2016 studies

Alternative and Sustainable Energy Scenarios for Hungary

The Greens / European Free Alliance Group of the European Parliament contracted Wuppertal Institut für Klima Umwelt Energie together with Energiaklub to develop scientifically sound, comprehensive, alternative, and sustainable long term energy scenarios for Hungary with a time horizon of 2030 and 2050.  

14. Jul. 2016 studies

A Completely Renewable Future: Communication Toolkit

This briefing provides a set of words, phrases, narratives and short paragraphs that can be used to put a convincing and engaging case that “100% renewables” and “zero carbon” are feasible in Europe by 2050. The language is designed to appeal to Greens but also reach across the political centre ground, including social democrats, centrists and the centre right. People with these political perspectives may be convinced climate change is a threat, but still doubt the economy could be run without fossil fuels and nuclear.  

21. Apr. 2016 studies

Five points to make the Paris Agreement reality

On Friday 22 April the climate treaty of Paris is to be signed in New York city. While some big players such as China and the US have already confirmed that they will ratify the Paris agreement in the coming months, the EU is still dragging its feet... 6 months after the COP21, the Greens in the European Parliament have produced this briefing paper to present the 5 most important points to make the Paris Agreement a reality.