Not surprisingly, arguments by the fossil gas lobby come in shiny green wrappings to give one of the dirtiest industries around a green veneer.
On July 28, 2010 the United Nations General Assembly voted to enshrine the human rights to water and sanitation in international law. At Food & Water Action Europe we will celebrate it with friends and allies in a series of webinars to analyze the experience after these 10 years.
Thanks to a strong campaign led by Food & Water Action Europe and a number of other European NGOs, the EU Commission will now revise a law which sets the rules for selecting EU priority infrastructure, the “Trans-European Networks for Energy” (TEN-E) regulation. So far, the gas industry (more precisely, a body called “ENTSO-G) has […]
Frackers are building a transatlantic gas network and using Congress to push policies and subsidies that will lock Europe and the U.S. into a huge, unneeded expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure. It’s the last thing we need.
Meat production in Europe has long been a consolidated, vulnerable system. COVID-19 has exposed the foolishness of this approach.
Thanks to Irish groups’ perseverance, support for LNG terminals plummets It has been a busy few weeks in the fight against LNG in Ireland. And the news is good. Recent announcements by national political parties and the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice dealt blows to the ambitions of fossil fuel companies […]
In Europe and around the world, hydrogen is increasingly seen as an important part of the energy transition. Industry and political actors believe it can help decarbonise transport, heating and industry. But is hydrogen really the zero-carbon miracle solution that will play a pivotal role in Europe’s decarbonisation?
n 12 February, the EU Parliament will vote on the PCI list, a priority list for big energy infrastructure, mostly electricity and gas projects. This list contains over 55 fossil gas projects worth 29 billion Euros. None of these projects are needed to ensure EU energy supply; these unnecessary gas projects would be eligible for millions of EU tax money and funding by the European Investment Bank, and will deepen the climate crisis.
The Shannon LNG terminal is still promoted as a key employer for the South-West of Ireland. But the transition to clean, renewable energy offers a better path for workers and the climate.
Despite all criticism, the existence of the European Green Deal itself is a reason for hope. The promise of prioritizing the issue of climate change in all EU actions and policies might be useful to hold the Commission accountable for dangerous decisions in the future. Ideas like the one to urge companies making ‘green claims’ to substantiate their environmental impacts, and the announcement to tackle methane emissions, have the potential to trigger real change.