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Webinar: Impacts of climate change and fossil fuels on water resources

Topics of climate change, fossil fuels and water resources are highly connected and they influence each other – extreme weather events, draughts and floods, biodiversity, impacts of the coal and gas industry are just some examples of cross-cutting issues. How can we link the impacts of fossil fuels and climate crisis on underground water resources?

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Europe

The “Green” and “Clean” Solutions of Dirty Fossil Fuel Companies are the Opposite of What They Pretend to be

Not surprisingly, arguments by the fossil gas lobby come in shiny green wrappings to give one of the dirtiest industries around a green veneer.

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Europe Water

10 Year Anniversary of the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation

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.

Fossil Gas Industry: Keep Your Hands off of EU Infrastructure Planning!

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 […]

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Common Resources Europe

U.S. Frackers Eyeing European Markets — Lawmakers On Both Sides Are Happy To Oblige

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.

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food

The COVID-19 Crisis Exposes The Hidden Side Of The European Meat Industry

Meat production in Europe has long been a consolidated, vulnerable system. COVID-19 has exposed the foolishness of this approach.

Opposition to Fossil Gas Imports Works!

  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 […]

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Europe

Hydrogen and the Energy Transition: 40 Shades of Green or 50 Shades of Grey

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?

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Europe

Parliament Must Reject 55+ Fossil Gas Projects NOW. Not in 2021

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.

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Europe

A Just Transition is Possible for Ireland’s South West

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.