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Commission’s pie-in-the-sky thinking for ‘abundant’ energy supplies is a bad starting point to reduce the EU’s import dependency.

The Energy Security Communication, adopted this morning by the European Commission, fails to articulate an ambitious, long-term strategy to reduce the EU’s growing import dependency – in particular for natural gas – because the no-regret option of reducing energy demand is not at the core of this strategy.

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EU Commissioner Oettinger should give up his selective hearing in discussions on an EU Energy Security Strategy

With the growing concern about the reliability of Russian gas supplies to the EU in the wake of the crisis in Ukraine, Energy Commissioner Oettinger has consistently prioritised the voices of the fossil fuel industry in discussions on the EU’s European Energy Security Strategy.

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Europe food

EU Version: Organic Farmers Pay the Price for Contamination

Until genetically engineered crops (also described as GMOs) were introduced as a production method for U.S. farmers, “coexistence” between different sectors of agriculture was a fairly simple prospect.

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Europe Water

First Successful European Citizen’s Initiative on Right2Water presents demands to EU Institutions

The first ever successful European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) met with Maros Sefcovic and the European Commission services today to discuss the application of the ECI within European legislation.

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Europe

EU Version: No Accounting for Taste: Natural Capital Accounting and the Financialisation of Nature

Natural capital accounting is the latest effort to financialise our air, water, forests and land by putting a price on nature to save it.

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Food & Water Europe Congratulates MEPS on Endorsing Mandatory Environmental Impact Assessment for Shale Gas Drilling

Today, members of the European Parliament endorsed proposals to impose a mandatory Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for all shale gas and other unconventional drilling activities in the European Union.