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Europe’s Big Bet on Gas Would Be a Climate Disaster

The ‘Projects of Common Interest’ list includes dozens of unnecessary, polluting fossil fuel projects that put corporate interests over a livable climate. Three infographics explain why the gas PCI List is nothing but a list of “Projects of Corporate Interests.”

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Europe’s Terminal to Import Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) STILL Heavily Underused

Just like in 2018, Food & Water Europe again analyzed the utilization rate of EU LNG terminals based on data from Gas Infrastructure Europe. LNG terminals are facilities that enable the import of liquefied natural gas(LNG), gas that is cooled down so its volume is reduced by a ratio of 1:600 and can be shipped across the ocean via LNG tankers.

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Europe

World Upside Down: Voters Trust German Greens to Handle Climate Crisis Just as Party Throws Support for American Fracked „Freedom“ Gas

A long, long time ago, in a country known for its green forests, old traditions and also large-scale industry, a miracle was about to happen. A real and much-needed clean energy transition by an industrialized – and very influential – European country was on the way to the so-called “Energiewende.”

However, the transition was simply too successful. The mighty fossil fuel lobby saw that a move away from their dirty business model to a decentralized climate-friendly energy system based on renewables and energy efficiency (perhaps coupled with a changed economic model) was about to transform the old power patterns.

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Touring Four of the Most Pointless Gas Projects in Europe

What about taking a trip to some climate disaster projects across Europe? In 2017, Food & Water Europe took you to some of the most ridiculous and costly gas projects that applied to become part of the EU’s priority list for gas infrastructure, the List of Projects of Common Interest (PCI list). This year, in the brand new 2019 all-inclusive experience, we will take you to some more gas projects that make absolutely no sense and are applying for a spot on the PCI lis

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EU’s Fracking Hypocrisy

With climate chaos looming and millions on the streets to support the youth climate strikes, it’s time to have a closer look at the hypocrisy of the European Union regarding fracking. A new Food & Water Watch report – The Fracking End Game: Locked Into Plastics, Pollution and Climate Chaos – casts a profound look at the United States’ current fracking and LNG export boom. This blog shows how the EU’s LNG import plans fit perfectly with the U.S.’ dirty plans.

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Europe

ExxonMobil Comes To Brussels

For the past 50 years ExxonMobil has been sitting on some pretty important findings about the certainty of human-induced climate change – findings that they conveniently hid from the world by launching a $33 billion campaign to sow doubt and denial about global warming, which allowed them to justify continued pollution.

Zurich Citizens’ Vote for Public Water

Attempts to privatise water have started looking like an anachronism in Europe. The last ones to reject privatization plans are the citizens of Zurich, Switzerland.

Over 67,000 Signatures Against Proposed Fracked Gas LNG Terminals in Germany

Despite its “green” image, Germany remains the biggest gas consumer in Europe. Using almost 92 billion cubic metres (bcm) of fossil gas in 2017, gas accounted for 24 percent in Germany’s primary energy consumption. And the so-called “Climate Chancellor”, Angela Merkel, recently announced in Davos that the targeted coal phase-out will further increase Germany’s need for gas.

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Meet Our New Intern!

Hi I’m Eilidh, the latest campaigns intern at Food & Water Europe in Belgium.

10 facts about gas that you might not know yet

When is gas not a gas? When it threatens our health and all we hold dear and need to simply live and thrive. 

Food & Water Europe has been working to stop fracking and gas infrastructure for years. Together with the Gastivsts, we are getting out the truth out about gas and the dangers it and the industry pose. We hope you will spread the word, too.