23. Mar. 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
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
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
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...