Informe: El sector ganadero en el País Valenciano

Una oportunidad para impulsar la producción extensiva y agroecológica Leer el informe de Food & Water Action Europe y Amigos de la Tierra El Estado español ha vivido en los últimos años una auténtica burbuja del sector porcino y, en menor medida, del sector aviar, también de producción intensiva. Se trata de un modelo de […]

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EU Methane Regulation – the lack of ambition will fail climate goals

15th DECEMBER 2021 BRUSSELS: Methane emissions resulting from the petrochemical industry’s extraction and production of coal, gas and oil are responsible for 25 per cent of overall global warming – but a new Methane Regulation unveiled today by the European Commission is a half-hearted step back from EU climate goals. Campaigners from the London-based Environmental […]

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EU COMMISSION SLAMMED FOR BACKING GAS MEGAPROJECTS DURING COP26

New list of 30 priority energy projects worth €13 billion a danger to climate and people say NGOs *** Brussels, 10 November 2021 – Environmentalists have slammed as “dangerous and dirty” a European Commission decision, due to be presented to MEPs tomorrow, to back 30 fossil gas mega-projects worth €13 billion.[1] Even as international climate […]

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MEPs Approve Methane Report – Highlighting Dangers of Fracking and Need to Phase Out Fossil Fuels

Today, the European Parliament adopted its own-initiative report on an EU methane strategy, which calls for regulatory measures and clear targets to reduce methane emissions across all sectors in line with the Paris Agreement. But the report falls short in several key areas. While MEPs highlight in the report that “fossil fuels have no long-term […]

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Proposed gas projects for EU support would emit as much carbon as Germany’s coal fleet each year

  FOOD & WATER ACTION EUROPE, FRIENDS OF THE EARTH EUROPE, GLOBAL WITNESS   26 July 2021, Brussels – Three climate NGOs have filed a complaint with the European Ombudsman over the European Commission’s repeated failure to properly assess the climate impact of fossil gas projects seeking political and financial support from the EU. This means […]

Unveiling the Costs of Future Fossil Gas Infrastructure

The Trans European Energy Infrastructure regulation (TEN-E), defining the criteria and infrastructure categories for Projects of Common Interest (PCIs), is under revision. This briefing looks at both the ongoing revision process and the costs of the current PCI list (the fifth list) still governed by previous TEN-E rules. It addresses the elephant in the room […]

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EU energy ministers decide to extend subsidies for fossil fuels in the revised energy infrastructure legislation stranding EU’s climate objectives and the European Green Deal

Brussels, 11 June 2021 – Europe’s energy ministers have decided to extend subsidies for  fossil gas in today’s approval of the Energy Council’s position for the revision of the energy infrastructure legislation (TEN-E) – a move highly criticised by climate groups and which is not in line with  EU’s climate targets. Despite its stated intent to […]

Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Set to Keep Firm Grip on EU Energy Development

Gas industry lobbyists are expected to retain a stranglehold on Europe’s energy future, with a formal role in EU decisions on energy infrastructure development and funding, a new analysis of European Commission policy proposals reveals today. The European Commission has proposed to keep an obscure body advocating for vested gas industry interests – the European Network of […]

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

Updated trans-European energy infrastructure (TEN-E) legislation is set to give an obscure gas industry body power over Europe’s energy future. Time to cut fossil fuels out of our politics. 2nd edition Read the briefing here.  2021 UPDATE: NOTHING HAS CHANGED The first edition of this briefing,1 in summer 2020, showed how the trans-European energy infrastructure […]

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 […]