04. Apr. 2013
Tomorrow, the Commission will publish its new Green Paper on the 2030 climate and energy policy framework. The Greens/EFA group is pushing for three different climate and energy targets: a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target (also known as 'Climate target'), an EU-wide renewables target and an EU-wide energy efficiency target.
20. Mar. 2013
Europe's own Deepwater Horizon disaster? +++ EU ETS - the EU should think of the interests of its citizens and new future-oriented businesses +++ Obama promises to make climate one of his top priorities in his second mandate +++ Investments in green technologies and businesses much safer +++ China wants compulsory insurance for polluting industries
19. Mar. 2013
This year, the European Parliament will once again participate to `Earth Hour`: It will turn off all its lights on Saturday 23rd March from 20.30 to 21.30 to raise awareness about the importance of energy saving. The Greens welcome the move, but want to challenge the institution to go beyond the event to really ensure that Europe does reduce its energy consumption, not only for an hour but also all year long and for good!
26. Feb. 2013
Today, the Environment committee in the European Parliament will vote on the Commission`s proposal to “stop the clock” on aviation in the ETS. The Greens regret that the EU yield to the pressure, which will undermine the efforts by other sectors to reduce their emissions...