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

23. Mar. 2013 video

Earth Hour 2013

Earth Hour 2013: from 20.30 to 2030! Like last year, the EP has decided to participate to the WWF public event 'Earth Hour 2013' (on Saturday 23rd March from 8.30 to 9.30 pm), which now attracts million of people globally.

19. Mar. 2013 blog

Earth Hour 2013: "from 2030"

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!  

23. Jan. 2013 blog

EU Energy Roadmap: towards a genuinely green, safe and energy-efficient future

Mid-December 2011, the European Commission adopted the Communication on "Energy Roadmap 2050". Tomorrow the ITRE Committee will set out its position. The Greens/EFA group - which has already demonstrated in its `Vision Scenario` that a 100% renewable energy based economy by 2050 can be achieved - calls on the Commission to now quickly come forward with an ambitious binding 2030 renewable energy target as well as binding EU wide targets for energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions.  

03. Dec. 2012 blog

Let’s be consistent, let’s end fossil fuels subsidies!

A recent analysis made by Oil change International revealed that rich countries spend five times more on fossil-fuel subsidies than on aid to help developing nations cut their emissions and protect against the effects of climate change...