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U.S. LNG – A Fracking Health and Climate Nightmare

Three Stories of Fossil Fuel Social Injustice From the U.S. The Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) engine is running at full speed on both sides of the Atlantic. The EU’s appetite for LNG is growing after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which has led political leaders to scramble to find additional supplies of fossil fuels. While […]

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Fracked Gas Imports Produced Europe’s Fossil Fuel Crisis

LNG terminal utilization rates reveal underlying problems For years, the fossil fuel industry assured Europe that importing LNG and therefore more and more fracked gas would help avoid costly energy shortages. But the ongoing supply crisis – which has led to skyrocketing bills – shows how deepening our reliance on fossil fuels has been an […]

US and EU methane rules: many words, few deeds – a transatlantic perspective

A once ignored greenhouse gas (GHG), methane is now moving to the top of the international agenda. The EU and US have both announced decisions to adopt rules to cut methane emissions to bring them in line with international commitments they both have signed up, i.e. the EU-US driven Global Methane Pledge.  Only controlling methane […]

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COP and Climate Justice: A Story of Three Nightclubs

Food & Water Action Europe’s Philip Wheeler was present in Glasgow in his role as our Network Developer. He has attended COP meetings before this one, and here he reflects on the progress of the movement, as measured in nightclubs he witnessed around the talks. Nightclub 1 Paris, 2015 A crowd of diplomats are out […]

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Spanish Climate Law: Another Nail in the Coffin for Fracking in Europe

Spanish Climate Law: Another Nail in the Coffin for Fracking in Europe By David Sánchez and Frida Kieninger Fracking is not finding a home in Europe. The latest country to reject this dangerous fossil fuel drilling technique is Spain. The new law on Climate Change and Energy Transition, approved by the Spanish Congress and the […]

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EU LNG Terminals in Figures: Import Capacities Still Underutilized

Just like in past years, Food & Water Action Europe has taken a closer look at the utilization rates of terminals to import liquefied fossil gas (LNG) in the EU and the UK. With 2019 being a veritable boom year for LNG imports, the average utilization rate is up, but still nowhere near full capacity. […]

Europe’s Liquid Fossil Gas Dream: Costly, Inefficient and Harmful

The EU, the world’s biggest fossil gas importer, is bringing in a large amount of the dirty fuel in its liquid form – better known as LNG, or liquefied natural gas.LNG is fossil gas that has been cooled down to -162°C, so that it can be shipped across the world to then be turned back […]

The Story of Europe’s Failed Dirty Gas Import Terminals

by Frida Kieninger & Gaëtane Charlier watch the video here. Did you ever wonder where the gas we burn for heating and cooking, and which fuels our industries, actually comes from? Since Europe does not produce very much gas, a lot of it is imported via mega pipelines, mainly from Russia, Algeria or Norway. But […]

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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’s hydrogen hype machine is in full swing. An analysis of over 200 documents obtained through freedom of information rules […]

Webinar: The urgent case to stop factory farms in Europe

Thu, 19 November 2020 15:00 – 16:30 CET A few weeks after the European Parliament vote on the new Common Agricultural Policy and with the ongoing debate about the Green New Deal and the Farm to Fork strategy, join us to discuss the role of factory farms and the meat industry in this context. What […]