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A Dirty, Dangerous EU LNG & Pipeline Masterplan (or How to Make Sure the Fossil Gas Industry Will Profit for Years To Come)

A Dirty, Dangerous EU LNG & Pipeline Masterplan (or How to Make Sure the Fossil Gas Industry Will Profit for Years To Come) After the brutal invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops, EU leaders were faced with fundamental changes of the reality around fossil gas. The supply of Russian gas, already weaponized in disputes in […]

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The US Supreme Court Climate Ruling Makes EU Rules to Fight Methane Even More Crucial

On June 30, the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) made another tragic decision. Just days after overturning the constitutional right to an abortion, the Court curtailed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s capacity to regulate climate-changing greenhouse gases for existing fossil fuels power plants under the Clean Air Act. The ruling in West Virginia v. EPA affirmed […]

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The Methane Dimension in the REPowerEU Plan

While it is over 100 days since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, the European Commission presented its REPowerEU plan on Wednesday, May 18th. Built on the REPowerEU communication released in March, the flood of energy-related proposals, guidelines and explainers included in the strategy should aim to cut the fossil fuel cord with Russia and […]

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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 […]