Carbon Capture and Storage: An Expensive and Unproven False Solution

We must take bold and uncompromising action to stave off the worst effects of climate change. If the planet warms more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, increased temperatures could cause irreversible damage, potentially making parts of the world uninhabitable this century. A central false solution to climate change is Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), which describes […]

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Have your say on the future of Europe’s energy system

We all know that Europe needs to stop building fossil fuel infrastructure yesterday to be able to keep the global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees. The current law on priority EU energy infrastructure, the ‘TEN-E Regulation’, is very much at odds with the aim of building a future proof, clean energy system. It’s the law […]

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SHANNON LNG – Just Transition and Employment in Ireland’s South-West

The Shannon LNG terminal proposed for Ballylongford, Co. Kerry has received political and business support as a potential source of jobs for this rural area. However, the climate impact of the LNG terminal, which would import climate-hostile and environmentally destructive fracked gas from the US, has called the terminal’s acceptability into serious doubt.

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EU Gas Mapping

****  28 info sheets with all you need to know about gas in the EU Member States  **** >>> click on the flag to open the fact sheet for the country you want to know more about <<<    You can find the Factsheet for Portugal translated in to Portuguese here.

New Fortress Global Natural Gas Buildout Entrenches Fossil Fuel Dominance

Approving more LNG facilities like the ones proposed by New Fortress for the export and import of natural gas will spur more environmentally damaging drilling and fracking, and building these energy-intensive facilities will generate more greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more in Food & Water Watch’s Factsheet: New Fortress Global Natural Gas Buildout Entrenches Fossil Fuel […]

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Facts About LNG: Dismantling Misleading Rhetoric

In its narrative around the significance of liquified natural gas (LNG) for the European Union, the Commission is repeatedly using a set of controversial arguments. Also many MEPs have adopted the Commission’s wording unquestioned. But what is really behind these concepts?

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Common Resources Europe

TTIP and Genetically Engineered Foods

Both the United States and EU claim that a new trade agreement with the EU would enhance job creation and competitiveness by eliminating trade barriers and harmonising regulations — but the real winners would be big biotech and food companies, at the expense of consumers and the environment.

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Common Resources Europe Water

Trading Away Public Water: Trade Negotiations and Water Services

we are facing another huge risk from new trade agreements that the EU is negotiating at a multilateral scale. The most important and worrying are the nearly finished Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada; the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP, also known as TAFTA) with the United States; and the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), negotiated among 50 countries.

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TAFTA: The European Union’s Secret Raid on U.S. Public Water Utilities

The United States and the European Union are secretly negotiating a trade deal that could make it easier for the world’s biggest water companies to privatize our public water systems.

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GM Crops, Chemicals and the Environment

Roundup, an herbicide produced by Monsanto that contains the active ingredient glyphosate, has been vigorously applied to crops for years. Most genetically modified (GM) crops are designed to be tolerant of specially tailored herbicides. Farmers can spray the herbicide on their fields, killing the weeds without harming the GM crops. With the development of Roundup Ready crops, the application intensity of Roundup has only increased.