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Latest developments on phasing out fossil fuel subsidies in Europe

21.04.2017 | Blogs

'Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Europe' Newsletter No.7 - April 2017: A monthly update on policy development, campaigning and communications

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EU should pave the way for G20 fossil fuel subsidy phase-out

19.04.2017 | Op-eds

The EU must step up and lead the push for the world’s big economies to end fossil fuel subsidies, writes Maeve McLynn.

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G7: tax money must stop fueling fossil energy

07.04.2017 | Press Releases

The G7 Energy Ministers will meet on 9-10 April in Rome. On the agenda, the decarbonization of our economy, including the phase out of fossil fuels and related subsidies will be discussed.The G7 must urgently see the writing on the wall and stop pouring tax payers' money into fossil fuels...

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Eurelectric needs to commit to a rapid and full transition away from existing coal

06.04.2017 | Press Releases

Eurelectric, the association of European electricity producers announced yesterday that it did not “intend to invest in new-build coal-fired power plants after 2020” and declared its support for achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement. In reaction, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe stresses that this statement is merely a starting point...

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Featured Publications

CAN Europe's priorities: An EU budget for a sustainable and clean Energy Union

01.02.2017 | Presentations & Infographics

Here is what CAN Europe argue that the new EU budget 2021-2027 must do and not do to deliver a sustainable and clean Energy Union.

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Report: Lifting Europe's Dark Cloud - How cutting coal saves lifes

11.10.2016 | Reports & Briefs

  Effective emissions limits could save thousands of lives every year, yet more than half of coal power stations in Europe are operating with ‘permission to pollute’ above limits set in EU law. These are the findings of a new report ‘Lifting Europe’s Dark Cloud: How cutting coal saves lives’ published by...

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Infographic: EU citizens pick up climate polluters' bill

08.10.2016 | Presentations & Infographics

The infographic shows the huge discrepancy between what companies have to pay for their climate pollution and how much it costs citizens.

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Latest Publications

  • Briefing on energy efficiency and Emissions Trading Scheme

    As the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union enter the phase of intense negotiations on the Clean Energy for All Europeans package, it is important to underscore that a higher energy efficiency target will help the EU in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions and thus also in implementing its commitments under the Paris Agreement. Therefore, increasing the energy efficiency target should be welcomed as an opportunity to revise the EU's inadequate climate target and further strengthen the relevant tools, such as the Emissions Trading System (ETS).
  • Letter to Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries on revised standards for large combustion plants

    Dear Commissioner Vella, On 28 April the Commission will seek the approval of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) Article 75 Committee for a revised version of the so-called ‘LCP BREF’ industrial standards document. It is essential that no last-minute changes are made to weaken the final draft of this document, which was agreed by consensus at the IED Forum meeting in October 2016.
  • Briefing: Five things you should know about Energy Union Governance

      The governance regulation brings together climate and energy policies, climate change mitigation and adaptation and aims at managing the low-carbon transition as a whole. This short briefing presents you five things you need to know about the regulation. Spoiler: the text still needs to be strengthened for it to become the transition framework it has the potential to be.
  • Letter to heads of state on the Financial Transactions Tax (FTT)

    Dear heads of state, We, the undersigned, coalitions of civil society organisations and trade unions representing millions of European citizens campaigning for the Financial Transactions Tax (FTT), write to you on the anniversary of the Treaty of Rome as you meet to discuss the future of the European Union.
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