Renewable energy Community-owned renewables can move Europe away from dirty fossil fuels

11 September 2014

The line-up of new European Commissioners nominated to be the European Union's most senior civil servants for the next five years was announced yesterday.

24 June 2014

With EU Sustainable Energy Week running from today until until Friday 27th June, Friends of the Earth Europe has gathered examples of community energy initiatives across Europe to highlight the benefits these projects can bring to individuals, communities, and the planet.

Faced with the threat of catastrophic climate change it is essential that Europe shifts to renewable energy. Communities and cooperatives are already benefiting from running their own energy resources all over Europe. Putting people at the heart of renewable schemes is the best way to bring about the transition we need. 

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      Food and farming in Europe and its global impacts

    • Agrofuels

      Plant-based fuels from agriculture. Also known as biofuels

    • Biodiversity

      Species and habitat protection in Europe and around the globe

    • GMOs

      Genetically modified crops and organisms

    • Land

      Measuring Europe’s land footprint and tackling the drivers of land grabbing

    • Biodiversity

      Species and habitat protection in Europe and around the globe

    • Extractive industries

      Oil and gas exploration, and mining

    • Land

      Measuring Europe’s land footprint and tackling the drivers of land grabbing

    • Tar sands

      Unconventional oil, also known as oil sands

    • Water use

      Measuring Europe’s water footprint