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:

7 June 2018

The European Commission has today been urged to ensure the safety of one of Eastern Europe’s richest wildlife sites.

Kresna Gorge in Bulgaria – a fragile valley of outstanding importance, with twice the butterfly species of the UK – is threatened by a Bulgarian government decision to build an EU-funded motorway through it. Construction could start soon if the Commission doesn’t act.

Bulgaria
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
17 May 2018

Nature protection efforts are being undermined by the European Commission’s failure to consistently challenge Member States on illegal nature destruction, warn four nature NGOs in a new publication today.

26 April 2018

A year after an EU Commission ‘Action Plan’ stated EU governments should better implement nature protection rules, a new report assessing 18 EU countries shows that all 18 are dragging their feet and failing to protect Europe’s most precious natural areas.

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
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.

11 April 2018

Za Zemiata / Friends of the Earth Bulgaria activists dressed in plastic bag costumes greeted Europe’s environment ministers yesterday in Sofia, demanding a ‘retirement plan’ for plastic bags – as politicians gathered for an Environmental Council meeting.

Bulgaria

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