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:

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.

21 February 2018

Members of the EU Parliament’s energy committee have supported reform of energy markets to restrict subsidies for dirty fossil fuel power plants, but failed to reject new gas infrastructure, in two important votes on climate and energy today.

17 January 2018

The European Parliament today voted its position on EU energy goals for 2030, backing out of the level of action needed to combat climate change.

MEPs voted on three files of the ‘Clean Energy Package’ of climate legislation for the next crucial decade for climate action. The positions adopted today will now be taken forward into negotiations with EU governments.

28 November 2017

Strong energy savings measures undone by lack of national targets for renewables

Today MEPs on the Industry committee of the European Parliament backed a strong energy savings target for 2030, but at the same time rejected nationally binding renewable energy targets, resulting in an inadequate climate package for the next critical decade, says Friends of the Earth Europe. [1]

24 November 2017

Gas industry 'wish list' hidden behind climate spin

30 October 2017

In September 2017, energy experts and activists from 20 countries gathered in Spain and explored how clean, renewable energy can remain in people's hands.

For four days, people shared practical skills for how to create energy cooperatives and community energy projects, shared stories of victories and ongoing struggles and gathered tips to grow the movement of people owning and controlling energy.

Hungary, Spain
12 October 2017

The majority of electricity supplied to citizens across Europe is supplied by only a handful of big Energy companies. In the UK "the big six" supplies 90% of energy customers, in Germany five companies have a similar share and in Spain only three energy corporations are dominant , People are fed up with this and are moving towards an entirely different energy system – one that gives people and communities ownership over their own, renewable energy systems.

Denmark, Finland, Hungary, School of Sustainability, Scotland, Spain
3 July 2017

Do you want to be part of building a movement on energy solutions? Do you think that the renewable transition should be in the hands of communities and citizens not big corporations?


Then register now to join us in September.

School of Sustainability
30 November 2016

Beacons of hope shine out from amongst an otherwise gloomy 'winter package' according to Friends of the Earth Europe, as the European Commission announced its proposals for energy efficiency and renewable energy today.

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