green way out of the crisis

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.  

19. Feb. 2014 newsletter



04. Jun. 2013 blog

UN climate talks in Bonn. What role for the EU at the negotiation table?

Yesterday, negotiators reconvened in Bonn for another round of technical climate discussions that will last until 14th June. This time the key talking points of the meeting will focus on climate mitigation as well as on proposals on how to scale up renewable energy and energy efficiency policies...  

23. Oct. 2012 blog

2013 EU budget and MMF: the EU must show real vision and a clear strategy out of the crisis.

Today MEPs will vote on the Parliament・・s position on the 2013 EU budget and the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2014-2020. In a time of crisis and serious difficulties for many European citizens, it is of crucial importance that Europe shows that it really has a long-term vision. Difficult times can also be seen as an opportunity to remedy all the economic issues that require solutions, for the better.  

28. Jun. 2012 blog

EU council: time for the EU leaders to endorse the green economy

Today and tomorrow, at the spring EU council meeting, European leaders are expected to agree on the European economic growth agenda, as well as discuss the EU budget for the years to come. Leaders are therefore under heavy pressure whilst simultaneously having a great opportunity to recognise the potential of early and effective climate action and make progress towards a green economy that will assist with economic recovery.  

13. Jun. 2012 blog

Save energy... save money!

Today, the EU institutions have their final `trialogue discussions` to try and strike a deal on the Energy Efficiency Directive. The Greens/ EFA group has already underlined all the benefits that the EU and its citizens could gain from an ambitious text.  

27. Feb. 2012 blog

More energy efficiency: a solution to the EU economic crisis

Tomorrow the Industry committee of the European Parliament will vote on the Energy Efficiency Directive. The Greens hope the committee will vote for the strongest and most ambitious text possible...  

26. Jan. 2012 blog

Great hopes for the new EU Presidency!

The new year is bringing some new hopes with the new Danish EU Presidency, and the Greens thus have great expectations for the six months to come....  

08. Jun. 2011 blog

For a fair, ambitious and effective post-2013 EU budget

The discussions on the EU Multiannual Financial Framework have started. If several Members States want to reduce of freeze the EU budget the Greens underline the necessity to rethink its structure in such a way that it becomes more transparent, more effective and that it really enables the EU to meet the social, energy and climate targets it has set to itself.