Friday 26th January, Brussels - By neglecting the renewable energy sector, new EU entrants Romania and Bulgaria are missing huge opportunities for jobs, investment and energy independence, a joint report by local and European environmental groups revealed today . The research identifies weak legislation, insufficient funding into clean energy sources and long administrative procedures as the main barriers.
Brussels, 10 January 2007 - The European Commission's Energy Package, released today, is largely "good news for the dirty energy industry, bad news for people and the planet", according to Friends of the Earth Europe.
Brussels, 23 November 2006 - Friends of the Earth Europe castigated EU Industry and Economy Ministers today for ducking out of concrete commitments to cut energy waste at the EU Energy Council meeting. The Energy Council discussed the proposed target to reduce EU energy waste by 20 percent by 2020 but did not commit to actually achieving it. 
Brussels, Belgium - WWF, Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth Europe hailed the energy efficiency target proposed by the European Commission today to reduce Europe's total primary energy consumption by at least 20 percent by 2020. The environmental NGOs warned, however, that the Energy Efficiency Action Plan falls short of proposing legislation that would put Europe on track to meet the target.
Brussels, 28 September 2006 - Companies that develop environmentally-friendly televisions, mobile phones and other electronic goods could be forced to subsidise the waste disposal of their competitors' more hazardous and less recyclable items because of poor national implementation of a European law, according to two reports, both released today, by Greenpeace International, the European Environmental Bureau and Friends of the Earth Europe.