10 August 2018

In this blog for GreenWorld, climate justice and energy campaigner Clémence Hutin writes about the significance of Europe's heatwave of 2018, and how it should be a wakeup call not for a #fossilfree Europe and for tackling summer energy poverty.

4 July 2018

For the past 7 years, residents of Lancashire in North West England, supported by allies from across the UK and Europe, have led a remarkable campaign to protect their communities from fracking. Local businesses, health groups, trade unions and others have joined them.

England, Wales and Northern Ireland
19 June 2018

A deal struck today on the EU's energy efficiency target for 2030, after a year and a half of negotiations, will let down the climate and Europe's energy-poor, according to Friends of the Earth Europe.

Representatives of EU Governments, the European Parliament and European Commission agreed today to:

14 June 2018

But citizens will surpass bleak expectations of new target.

EU decision makers have concluded an inadequate deal to govern Europe’s future renewable energy to 2030, according to Friends of the Earth Europe. However, citizens and communities have won new rights to generate renewable energy that could prove transformative.

The EU Council, Parliament and Climate Commissioner Cañete concluded a year and a half of negotiations on new EU renewable energy rules that include:

6 June 2018

The European Commission today set out spending plans that could further lock Europe into a fossil fuel future well into the next decade, in proposals to extend the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

While the EU Commission has reduced the space for gas projects in their new proposals for the future EU budget 2020-2027; it has left loopholes for the EU to continue spending taxpayers’ money on fossil fuel infrastructure, including gas.

France
29 May 2018

New podcast

In this latest episode of our 'Real World Radio Europe' podcast, we follow the remarkable progress of the fossil free campaign in Ireland.

Ireland
24 April 2018

Technology now available makes a 100% renewable energy system viable, according to an ‘Energy Atlaspublished by Friends of the Earth Europe, the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, the European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF), and the Green European Foundation.

23 April 2018

An official cost-benefit study of the proposed ‘MidCat’ gas pipeline connecting France and Spain, prepared for the European Commission, has poured scorn on the controversial fossil fuel project.

France, Spain
4 April 2018

Friends of the Earth Netherlands announced today that they will take Shell to court if it does not act on demands to stop its destruction of the climate.

The Friends of the Earth Netherlands case is the first climate lawsuit demanding a fossil fuel company acts on climate change, rather than seeking compensation. This ground-breaking case, if successful, would significantly limit Shell's investments in oil and gas globally by forcing them to comply with climate targets.

Netherlands
19 March 2018

The Croatian government wants to build a fossil gas terminal on the island of Krk, the most populous island in the Adriatic Sea. This project is unnecessary, unwanted and damages climate and the environment, argues Marija Mileta from Zelena akcija/Friends of the Earth Croatia.

Croatia

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