Six EU countries join call for 100% renewable energy scenario

By |marec 13th, 2020|2050 climate strategy, Austria, Claude Turmes, Denmark, EU long term strategy 2050, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, News, Spain|

Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg and Spain have sent a joint letter to the European Commission calling for the inclusion of a 100% renewable energy scenario in long-term climate projections.

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Luxembourg to deploy carbon tax from 2021

By |december 10th, 2019|carbon tax, Claude Turmes, Luxembourg, News|

Luxembourg will implement a levy of €20 per tonne of carbon from 2021, as part of its efforts to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by the end of the next decade.

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EU Parliament votes for 55% emissions cuts by 2030

By |marec 15th, 2019|Claude Turmes, Greta Thunberg, News|

Members of the European Parliament voted in favour of increasing the EU’s 2030 emission cuts target to 55% and a net-zero mid-century target on Thursday (14 March), bringing an end to weeks of infighting.

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EU climate plan no-shows submit excuses instead

By |januar 15th, 2019|Claude Turmes, Greece, Luxembourg, Miguel Arias Cañete, News, Spain, Teresa Ribera|

EU nations that missed an end-of-2018 deadline to submit their draft energy and climate plans to the European Commission have started to offer up their excuses for their lateness.

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‘Disappointed’ EU capitals agree on car CO2 cuts

By |oktober 10th, 2018|Cars and CO2, Claude Turmes, Miriam Dalli, News|

EU environment ministers took until nearly midnight on Tuesday (9 October) to agree on a common position for car and van CO2 emission cuts for 2030 but several member states were left “disappointed” with the final agreement. In an attempt...

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Claude Turmes: ‘In Council, I will continue running the show for Europe and the planet’

By |junij 25th, 2018|Cars and CO2, Claude Turmes, Luxembourg, News|

Former MEP Claude Turmes is attending his first Environment Council meeting on Monday (25 June), days after he left the European Parliament to join the government of Luxembourg. In an interview with EURACTIV, he explains how he sees his new role and wh...

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Claude Turmes MEP: A net-zero emissions target by 2050 will be our red line

By |junij 19th, 2018|2050 climate strategy, Claude Turmes, clean energy package, Energy Roadmap 2050, Energy Union governance, News|

Any country resisting an EU-wide objective to reduce emissions to net-zero by mid-century is essentially “in the same camp as Mr. Trump” when it comes to climate change, says Claude Turmes, the lead European Parliament negotiator on the Energy Union governance proposal.

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‘Mr Energy’ Claude Turmes quits as MEP

By |maj 29th, 2018|Claude Turmes, clean energy package, News|

Greens/EFA MEP Claude Turmes will quit the European Parliament in June in order to join the Luxembourg government, it was confirmed today (29 May).

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EU paves way for final showdown on energy ‘governance’ bill

By |maj 24th, 2018|Claude Turmes, energy poverty, Energy Union, Energy Union governance, EU energy package 2030, News|

European Union legislators made progress Wednesday (23 May) on a draft EU law that sets a “trajectory” for the deployment of renewable energies in Europe and puts in place a “gap-filler” mechanism to ensure the bloc meets its 2030 energy and climate objectives.

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Deadlocked energy savings talks restart as Bulgarians eye final deal

By |maj 16th, 2018|Claude Turmes, Dominique Ristori, Miroslav Poche, News, Paris Agreement|

Bulgaria’s EU presidency wants the European Parliament to put a compromise on the table during fresh talks on energy efficiency tonight (16 May) in order to unlock negotiations and close the file before July. But MEPs and member states still seem far apart on crucial aspects of energy savings.

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