27. Mar. 2013

Yes, a 100% renewable energy Europe is possible!

The Greens have been calling for substantial investment in renewable energy for years. Not only is this source of energy greener and safer, it is also infinite and is reduces our import dependency. What’s more, it has already created half a million new jobs in the EU and could create even more in the future. In order to develop renewables further, long term objectives must be fixed in order to be able to make the specific and sound investments that are needed for the "energy revolution" to take place.


Green Energy Vision

17. Oct. 2011 blog

EU Proposals on energy infrastructure: Proposals skewed in favour of gas pipes over renewable energy needs

The EU Commission has presented its legislative proposals on European energy infrastructure. Very disappointingly, the proposals are seriously skewed in favour of gas pipe projects...  

22. Jun. 2011 blog

Too many loopholes in the Energy Efficiency Directive

Reducing energy use in Europe would bring huge benefit to the EU and its citizens and help the Union to achieve its climate targets. However, the recent Commission`s proposal on energy efficiency contains too many loopholes and is not ambitious enough for the EU to reach its 20% energy efficiency target by 2020...  

10. May. 2011 blog

The first step for climate spoiled by a nuclear amendment

Last night the ITRE Committee voted on its position on the report from Green Rapporteur Bas Eickhout `Moving beyond the 20% target`. Despite some positive elements in the text, Yannick Jadot, the Green shadow rapporteur, explains why the Greens/EFA finally decided to vote against the opinion.  

08. Mar. 2011 video

Greening the EU Energy Roadmap 2050

The European Commission will present the EU Energy Roadmap this autumn. This paper will follow the Climate Roadmap 2050 adopted by the Commission on 8 March 2011 and present a number of policy measures for the decarbonisation of the energy sector. The EU has committed to an 80-95% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions below 1990 levels by 2050. Ahead of the publication of this key document, the Greens/ EFA group organised a conference on the 22nd September to consider what should be the necessary steps and measures that the European Union should take to achieve its ambitious goals in both the energy and the climate sector.