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
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.

6 February 2018

CEE Bankwatch Network, Counter Balance, Friends of the Earth Europe, 350.org

The European Investment Bank (EIB) voted today to hand out one of Europe’s largest ever loans to one of the EU’s largest fossil fuel projects, the contentious Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP).

25 January 2018

The European Commission today announced new subsidies for fossil fuels, with nearly €200 million for gas projects, as part of a larger package of energy investments for 2018.

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.

16 January 2018

Fossil Free Europe victory for Norway

The Norwegian government has announced that the arctic Lofoten islands will be protected against oil and gas drilling for at least the next four years. This marks a significant victory for a Fossil Free Europe.

Norway
18 December 2017

European Union ministers set a dangerous direction for the continent’s energy future at a summit in Brussels today. [1]

Energy ministers agreed to stick with the low target for renewable energy of 27% by 2030. This figure would actually mean a slow-down in the current growth of renewable energy, and was agreed despite Denmark and Portugal signaling that they wanted a higher target. [2]

By weakening definitions and provisions on citizen and community ownership, ministers turned their backs on European citizens’ chance to participate in and benefit from the energy transition.

17 November 2017

As two weeks of UN climate talks draw to a close in Bonn, Germany, Friends of the Earth Europe pointed to actions by civil society and developing countries which helped push through progress on short-term emissions reduction commitments. But it said that, on the whole, rich countries including the European Union had once again shown poor leadership and acted as if climate change is a distant prospect, when in reality it is already destroying people's lives and livelihoods around the world.

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