17 January 2018

MEPs approve energy savings to rescue Europe’s climate policy

The European Parliament has backed a more ambitious target for energy efficiency in a vote in Strasbourg today. A 35% binding target in the Energy Efficiency […]
17 January 2018

MEPs back reining in methane emissions

Sustainable farming across Europe is only possible if emissions of methane – a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming – are tackled alongside carbon dioxide […]
15 December 2017

Two-faced EU governments are gutting Europe’s key climate law, say 6 NGOs

EU governments must step back from irreparably weakening Europe’s biggest climate law, six of Europe’s leading environmental NGOs have said, after talks between member states and […]
28 November 2017

European Parliament challenges Member States to adopt ‘cheapest and most effective’ route to cut emissions

The European Parliament is set to back raising EU energy efficiency targets after MEPs in the Industry Committee voted on amendments to the Energy Efficiency Directive […]
4 November 2017

Blockadia map reveals global rise of anti-fossil fuel blockades

A new interactive map shows the rise of Blockadia: the direct-action phenomenon of people putting their bodies in the way of fossil fuel projects.[1] In the […]
2 November 2017

Challenge to EU leaders: It’s time to move Europe Beyond Coal

Health, environment and climate groups are calling on the European Union to hasten the move away from coal and other fossil fuels and towards clean renewable […]
7 September 2017

EU Environment committee votes for higher efficiency targets, Industry and Energy Committee must follow

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) welcomes the decision of the European Parliament Environmental Committee to support higher targets for energy efficiency in 2030. This positive step […]
13 June 2017

European Parliament should be a leader in the fight against climate change

A crucial European Parliament climate vote on binding annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets for EU countries will take place on Wednesday 14 June. The Effort […]
2 June 2017

EEB calls for tough response to US withdrawal from Paris Agreement

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) has strongly condemned the decision of US President Donald Trump to abandon the Paris Agreement and called for a robust response. […]
30 November 2016

EU on thin ice with winter package

EU on thin ice with Winter Package The European Commission today published its energy package for 2030. This was its big moment to show that the […]
20 July 2016

Commission proposal sticks with outdated climate targets

Today, only seven months after the Paris Agreement, the European Commission published its proposal for the Effort Sharing Regulation and the rules for accounting the land […]
23 June 2016

EEB reaction to the successful vote on the Energy Efficiency Directive

The EEB has welcomed this morning’s successful vote on the Energy Efficiency Directive’s implementation report that took place in the European Parliament’s plenary session [1]. Roland […]