Europe needs to double electricity share to meet climate goals – EU official

By |november 8th, 2019|2050 climate strategy, Electricity, electrification, eurelectric, European Green Deal, net zero, News, sector coupling|

The European Green Deal to be unveiled in early 2020 will pursue a strategy of increasing the share of electricity in the EU’s energy mix, the new head of the European Commission’s energy department told a conference in Brussels Wednesday (6 November).

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MEP Larrouturou: ‘Entire S&D group wants guarantees on financing European Green Deal’

By |oktober 10th, 2019|European Green Deal, News, Pierre Larrouturou|

Incoming EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen should take an extra month or two to negotiate a coalition agreement with the European Parliament, including a new finance-climate pact to support the energy transition, says Pierre Larrouturou, adding ...

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Cities will be key in the fight against climate change, UN chief says

By |oktober 10th, 2019|Bernie Sanders, C40, cities, Climate Change, climate protection, Copenhagen, Donald Trump, European Green Deal, mayors, News, Paris Climate Agreement, United States, World mayors summit|

Mayors from all over the world are meeting in Copenhagen this week for the C40 World Mayors Summit. They have gathered to fight the so-called 'climate urgency' and are calling for a "Green New Deal" to be implemented worldwide. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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European Green Deal calls for a green EU budget

By |september 16th, 2019|EU budget 2021-2027, European Green Deal, News|

Torn between the cuts caused by Brexit and the investments that the European Green Deal requires, negotiations over the next EU budget after 2020 are getting tough. The EU must not, however, pass on the challenge and use 40% of its funds to support cli...

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First ‘millennial’ Commissioner to address challenges for Generation Z

By |september 12th, 2019|Biodiversity, circular economy, environment, European Green Deal, fisheries, Frans Timmermans, illegal fishing, Microplastics, News, oceans, Virginijus Sinkevičius|

Putting the youngest ever Commissioner-designate in charge of managing the most fearful threats for future generations of Europeans, such as environment protection and oceans' conservation, is the biggest gamble Ursula von der Leyen took in composing h...

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