EU Green Deal Undermined by Infrastructure Legislation that Opens Backdoor for Fossil Gas

BRUSSELS – The EU Commission’s new proposal for a revised Trans European Networks for Energy (TEN-E) regulation creates, despite improvements, still loopholes for fossil gas, which risk the overall credibility of the European Green Deal. The legislative proposal determines rules for top-priority cross-border energy infrastructure (Projects of Common Interest or PCIs). It is one of […]

Disclosed: gas industry lobby uses hydrogen to secure billions in tax payers’ money

07.12.2020, Brussels – The European Hydrogen Strategy (1), as announced by the European Commission in July, is in fact a ‘Trojan horse’ for the gas industry which managed to secure massive tax payers’ support for investments. That is one of the conclusions of a new investigative report ‘The hydrogen hype: Gas industry fairy tale or […]

The Hydrogen Hype: Gas Industry Fairy Tale or Climate Horror Story?

The European Commission and its quest to let the gas industry write the book on hydrogen in Europe Read the new Food & Water Action Europe, Corporate Europe Observatory and Re:Common Hydrogen Hype report here.

Industry-Friendly Methane Tracking Schemes Are Insufficient

Brussels, 23 November, 2020 – The Oil and Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP) which is a Climate and Clean Air Coalition initiative led by the UN Environment Programme with the European Commission and Environmental Defense Fund, today committed to a new framework for monitoring, reporting and reducing methane emissions. The partnership includes polluters like Shell, BP […]

EU Ombudswoman Acknowledges Commission’s Climate Failures

Heavily subsidized fossil gas projects lack real  climate impacts analysis Brussels, 19 November 2020 In a final decision published today, the EU Ombudswoman confirmed that since 2013 the EU Commission has failed to conduct adequate climate/sustainability assessments for the fossil gas projects on the Projects of Common Interest (PCI) list. Initially the EU Commission ignored […]

On The Inside: How the gas lobby infiltrates EU decision making on energy

This briefing shows how the trans-European energy infrastructure (TEN-E) regulation has placed an obscure body advocating for vested gas industry interests at the heart of EU decision making on energy. The privileged role of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSO-G) – a body made up exclusively of gas industry interests, including  […]

ITALIANO – Make your submission: Time to stop EU support for fossil gas!

Inviare alla consultazione in Italiano Componi una nuova e-mail nel tuo programma di posta elettronica. Scrivi l’oggetto: Submission to Public Consultation on TEN-E Revision in Italian Metti [email protected] come destinatario. Copia e incolla i punti sottostanti nel corpo dell’e-mail. Scrivi il tuo nome in fondo alla e-mail. Se hai tempo, cerca di personalizzare il più […]

DEUTSCH – Make your submission: Time to stop EU support for fossil gas!

Konsultationstext auf Deutsch einreichen:  Öffne ein neues E-Mail in deinem Email-Programm. Schreibe in die Betreffzeile: “Submission to Public Consultation on TEN-E Revision in German” (passe den Betreff auch gerne persönlich an). Setze [email protected] in die Adresszeile. Kopiere den Text unten und füge ihn in den Email-Text ein. Schreibe Deinen Namen am Ende des E-Mail-Textes. Idealerweise […]

PORTUGUÊS – Make your submission: Time to stop EU support for fossil gas!

  Submeter para a consulta em Português Escreve um email no teu “browser” (navegador) Defina o assunto como: Submission to Public Consultation on TEN-E Revision in Portuguese Escreve [email protected] no destinatário. Copia e cola os pontos abaixo no corpo do email. Se tiveres tempo, tenta personalizar o email o máximo possível. Copia e cola os marcadores […]

ESPAÑOL – Make your submission: Time to stop EU support for fossil gas!

Contestar a la consulta en Español   Escribe un nuevo email en tu programa de correo electrónico o navegador. Incluye como asunto: Submission to Public Consultation on TEN-E Revision in Spanish (puede personalizar esta parte). Incluye [email protected] como destinatario. Copia y pega los argumentos que encontrarás más abajo en el cuerpo del email. Escribe tu nombre […]