Blog by Molly Walsh, Friends of the Earth Europe's community energy campaigner, and a co-author of our new handbook Community Energy: A practical guide to reclaiming power.
We are facing a convergence of crises. All seem interconnected. From our climate to our health, economy, society, and democracy.
Joe Biden has defeated Trump in the U.S. election, offering potential hope for people and the planet.
Jagoda Munić, director of Friends of the Earth Europe, reacted with the following statement:
“Biden’s narrow victory offers a glimmer of hope for people and the planet.
Friends of the Earth France are celebrating a major campaign victory today for their anti-fracking campaign. Multinational French energy utility Engie has reportedly dropped a massive deal to import fracked gas from the U.S.A., citing environmental concerns over U.S. fracked gas.
Friends of the Earth Austria/GLOBAL 2000 have filed an EU complaint against their government today for an inadequate and illegal plan on building renovations and energy efficiency. Austria’s long-term renovation strategy is inadequate, harms energy poverty and carbon reduction efforts, says the group.
EU minimum standards for buildings must also apply in Austria so that energy efficient renovation and climate-friendly buildings can create thousands of jobs.
Community energy is key to action on the climate crisis, boosting local economies, and reinvigorating communities. It has been at the forefront of spurring the transformation to 100% renewable energy. And it’s a growing movement across Europe.
But how can communities and municipalities actually begin to generate and sell their own renewable energy?
A new, beautiful step-by-step handbook takes lessons from 27 inspirational success stories around Europe to walk you through it.
‘Flagship’ EU plans to kickstart large-scale building renovations and energy poverty action, unveiled today by the European Commission, are a step in the right direction, says Friends of the Earth Europe.
Under the guise of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has seen fossil fuel interests capture tens of billions of public recovery money, ne
By an overwhelming majority, MEPs have demanded the European recovery plan dedicates billions to large-scale energy efficiency programmes to lift millions out of energy poverty, in a vote in the European Parliament today.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivered her first State of the Union speech this morning in the European Parliament in Brussels, in which she proclaimed Europe must lead the way from fragility to vitality after the Covid-19 crisis, and proposed a higher 2030 climate target.
Reacting to Jagoda Munic, director, Friends of the Earth Europe had this to say:
Blog by Tara Connolly, energy campaigner. Originally published in Euractiv
As Europe returns to schools and (makeshift) offices after an extraordinary summer, a decisive autumn beckons - not only for the global pandemic, but also for that other forgotten crisis, climate change.