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New survey of fossil gas companies shows gas industry climate strategies are business as usual

Brussels, 18 May 2022 – There is no doubt that meeting global climate goals will require a rapid transition away from fossil fuels. This task – already a monumental challenge – is complicated by the fact that the fossil gas industry is advancing  false solutions that seem primarily designed to preserve their  business models. A […]

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US, European Green Groups Urge Leaders to Reject Fossil Fuel Expansion Schemes

For immediate release: April 14 2022 — Expanding dirty energy to counter Russian invasion will doom international climate action  Hundreds of groups in the United States and across Europe sent a letter to President Joe Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen today urging them not to build new fossil fuel infrastructure projects […]

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MEPs fail to end Europe’s fossil fuel dependency, locking Europe into further gas volatility

BRUSSELS, 9TH MARCH 2022 – Today, Members of the European Parliament voted to approve a list of priority energy projects, including 30 cross-border gas mega projects Most MEPs voted in favour of the so-called fifth Projects of Common Interest (PCI) list, giving the 30 cross-border gas infrastructure projects faster permitting procedures and the opportunity to […]

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EU Methane Regulation – the lack of ambition will fail climate goals

15th DECEMBER 2021 BRUSSELS: Methane emissions resulting from the petrochemical industry’s extraction and production of coal, gas and oil are responsible for 25 per cent of overall global warming – but a new Methane Regulation unveiled today by the European Commission is a half-hearted step back from EU climate goals. Campaigners from the London-based Environmental […]

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EU COMMISSION SLAMMED FOR BACKING GAS MEGAPROJECTS DURING COP26

New list of 30 priority energy projects worth €13 billion a danger to climate and people say NGOs *** Brussels, 10 November 2021 – Environmentalists have slammed as “dangerous and dirty” a European Commission decision, due to be presented to MEPs tomorrow, to back 30 fossil gas mega-projects worth €13 billion.[1] Even as international climate […]

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MEPs Approve Methane Report – Highlighting Dangers of Fracking and Need to Phase Out Fossil Fuels

Today, the European Parliament adopted its own-initiative report on an EU methane strategy, which calls for regulatory measures and clear targets to reduce methane emissions across all sectors in line with the Paris Agreement. But the report falls short in several key areas. While MEPs highlight in the report that “fossil fuels have no long-term […]

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Proposed gas projects for EU support would emit as much carbon as Germany’s coal fleet each year

  FOOD & WATER ACTION EUROPE, FRIENDS OF THE EARTH EUROPE, GLOBAL WITNESS   26 July 2021, Brussels – Three climate NGOs have filed a complaint with the European Ombudsman over the European Commission’s repeated failure to properly assess the climate impact of fossil gas projects seeking political and financial support from the EU. This means […]

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EU energy ministers decide to extend subsidies for fossil fuels in the revised energy infrastructure legislation stranding EU’s climate objectives and the European Green Deal

Brussels, 11 June 2021 – Europe’s energy ministers have decided to extend subsidies for  fossil gas in today’s approval of the Energy Council’s position for the revision of the energy infrastructure legislation (TEN-E) – a move highly criticised by climate groups and which is not in line with  EU’s climate targets. Despite its stated intent to […]

Grupos ecologistas muestran su oposición a un nuevo proyecto de biogás de Reganosa

Amigos de la Tierra y Food & Water Action Europe muestran su rechazo a la inclusión de un proyecto de biogás en la lista europea de Proyectos de Interés Común

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Open Letter: Europe needs more farmers

Brussels, 16 April 2021 Today, a joint letter to the European Commission, launched by European Coordination Via Campesina and signed by Food & Water Action Europe, together with farmers’ organisations, environmental organisations, NGOs, unions, and researchers, underlines the key role of small and medium-sized farmers in the resolution of current social, environmental, and food-related crises. […]