Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Set to Keep Firm Grip on EU Energy Development

Gas industry lobbyists are expected to retain a stranglehold on Europe’s energy future, with a formal role in EU decisions on energy infrastructure development and funding, a new analysis of European Commission policy proposals reveals today. The European Commission has proposed to keep an obscure body advocating for vested gas industry interests – the European Network of […]

La Coordinadora Stop Ganadería Industrial demanda al Gobierno de España una moratoria a la ganadería industrial

¡Firma la petición! La Coordinadora Estatal Stop Ganadería Industrial lanza hoy 22 de diciembre una recogida de firmas en apoyo de su petición de una moratoria a la ganadería industrial en España. Se pide al Ministro de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación y a la Ministra para la Transición Ecológica y el Reto Demográfico que, en […]

EU Green Deal Undermined by Infrastructure Legislation that Opens Backdoor for Fossil Gas

BRUSSELS – The EU Commission’s new proposal for a revised Trans European Networks for Energy (TEN-E) regulation creates, despite improvements, still loopholes for fossil gas, which risk the overall credibility of the European Green Deal. The legislative proposal determines rules for top-priority cross-border energy infrastructure (Projects of Common Interest or PCIs). It is one of […]

Disclosed: gas industry lobby uses hydrogen to secure billions in tax payers’ money

07.12.2020, Brussels – The European Hydrogen Strategy (1), as announced by the European Commission in July, is in fact a ‘Trojan horse’ for the gas industry which managed to secure massive tax payers’ support for investments. That is one of the conclusions of a new investigative report ‘The hydrogen hype: Gas industry fairy tale or […]

Industry-Friendly Methane Tracking Schemes Are Insufficient

Brussels, 23 November, 2020 – The Oil and Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP) which is a Climate and Clean Air Coalition initiative led by the UN Environment Programme with the European Commission and Environmental Defense Fund, today committed to a new framework for monitoring, reporting and reducing methane emissions. The partnership includes polluters like Shell, BP […]

EU Ombudswoman Acknowledges Commission’s Climate Failures Heavily subsidized fossil gas projects lack real climate impacts analysis

Brussels, 19 November 2020 In a final decision published today, the EU Ombudswoman confirmed that since 2013 the EU Commission has failed to conduct adequate climate/sustainability assessments for the fossil gas projects on the Projects of Common Interest (PCI) list. Initially, the EU Commission ignored any climate impacts of PCI projects, and in 2019 the […]

EU Ombudswoman Acknowledges Commission’s Climate Failures

Heavily subsidized fossil gas projects lack real  climate impacts analysis Brussels, 19 November 2020 In a final decision published today, the EU Ombudswoman confirmed that since 2013 the EU Commission has failed to conduct adequate climate/sustainability assessments for the fossil gas projects on the Projects of Common Interest (PCI) list. Initially the EU Commission ignored […]

Irish High Court quashes planning permission for PCI list Shannon LNG project

09 November 2020  Washington/Brussels/Dublin – After a long legal battle, Irish activists achieved a major High Court victory on the Shannon LNG terminal project, owned by the US company New Fortress Energy, which would deliver fracked gas to European markets. Back in 2018, the Irish planning authority An Bord Pleanála extended the 2008 planning permission […]

Open letter to President von der Leyen: Withdraw the CAP

Food & Water Action Europe is joining over 25 other NGOs in a joint letter to Commission President Von der Leyen, to call on the European Commission to withdraw its proposal on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). We demand the European Commission to table a new proposal that is based on supporting farmers in the transition away […]

España lidera el alarmante avance de la ganadería industrial en Europa

29 de octubre de 2020 Entre 2013 y 2019 se instalaron en España granjas industriales a un ritmo de casi 20.000 cerdos a la semana. España alberga más cerdos que ningún otro país europeo. El crecimiento de la producción está impulsado por la exportación, principalmente a China. – España es líder en uso de antibióticos, […]