15 December 2020

Vested gas interests and fossil hydrogen are winners from energy infrastructure proposal

The European Commission has thrown open the door to new subsidies to gas companies in new proposals to revise the rules governing energy infrastructure investments.

11 December 2020

Substantial support for fossil hydrogen will worsen global warming warns Friends of the Earth

The European Commission is set to propose to continue EU support and subsidies for fossil fuel infrastructure when it unveils a new framework for future energy investment next week.

3 December 2020

NGOs issue complaint to EU Commission over maladministration 

NGOs are accusing the European Commission of maladministration over the appointment of Ms. Nathalie Tocci, a director an Italian oil and gas major, as advisor on EU foreign policy. The conflict of interest involves Ms. Tocci’s dual role as a special advisor to EU foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, and her role sitting on the board of one of Europe’s largest fossil fuel companies, Eni.

3 November 2020

Friends of the Earth France are celebrating a major campaign victory today for their anti-fracking campaign. Multinational French energy utility Engie has reportedly dropped a massive deal to import fracked gas from the U.S.A., citing environmental concerns over U.S. fracked gas. 

France
28 October 2020

A leaked European Commission proposal reveals that the EU is not serious about ending the protection of fossil fuels under the controversial Energy Charter Treaty.

5 October 2020

Under the guise of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has seen fossil fuel interests capture tens of billions of public recovery money, ne

9 September 2020

Blog by Tara Connolly, energy campaigner. Originally published in Euractiv

Extraordinary summer

As Europe returns to schools and (makeshift) offices after an extraordinary summer, a decisive autumn beckons - not only for the global pandemic, but also for that other forgotten crisis, climate change.

8 September 2020

A UK gas company, Ascent Resources, has officially begun procedures to start an investor dispute against Slovenia for taking measures to protect its groundwater from fracking, in a case that could see the country paying out tens of millions of euros in damages, under the controversial Energy Char

4 September 2020

The European Commission has released new plans to access certain raw materials. They include an updated list of raw materials deemed critical for the EU; and an associated action plan.

8 July 2020

The European Commission has fallen for the fossil fuel industry's hydrogen hype with its proposals for a 'European Hydrogen Strategy' published today, says Friends of the Earth Europe.

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