Keeping the Lights on in Ukraine

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Photo by Riccardo Annandale on Unsplash. Russia’s missile attacks on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure are taking the form of targeted genocide: the civilised world must help Ukrainians survive the most difficult winter since 1991, writes the International Foundation for Better Governance. Putin personally delegated to General Surovikin the task of destroying Ukraine’s energy sector in order to start destroying…

Morocco’s Transition To a Low Carbon Economy

King Mohammed VI of Morocco chaired, on Saturday December 03, at the Royal Palace in Rabat, the presentation ceremony of the new green investment program of the OCP Group (2023-2027) and the signing of the relevant protocol agreement between the government and OCP group. The ceremony is part of the proactive orientation promoted by the…

Germany to Withdraw from Energy Charter?

The German coalition government has threatened to withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty and abstain in the Council vote intended to allow the European Union to adopt ECT reform outcomes at the Energy Charter Conference on 22 November. This was communicated by the leader of German Greens in parliament, Katharina Dröge via Twitter. Her deputy…

EP Response to Consequences of War

Iratxe Garcia

Last week the plenary of the European Parliament has debated on how the EU must respond to the social and economic consequences of the war against Ukraine. The leader of the S&D Group, Iratxe García stressed the need to bring the bills down for citizens and enterprises, and proposed a series of measures including taxing…

Emergency Energy Package

Ville Niinisto

The European Commission has presented a new emergency package aimed at combating the sharp increase in gas prices.  The package was published ahead of the energy summit on Thursday and Friday this week. The Greens/EFA Group says it welcomes the Commission’s proposal for a joint gas purchase tool, but it’s uncertain if this will be enough…

Decarbonisation of Transport

decarbonisation of transport

Senior MEP Carlo Fidanza has warned that while alternative fuel infrastructure plays an important role in the decarbonisation of transport, locking the industry more and more into electromobility “will not solve Europe’s future mobility problems.” The member spoke out after the adoption of a revised fuels infrastructure by the majority of the European Parliament. He…

Morocco signs Green Partnership with the EU

Nasser Bourita and Frans Timmermans

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Bourita, and the Executive Vice-President in charge of the Green Pact for Europe, Frans Timmermans, signed today the Green Partnership on Energy, Climate and Environment between the European Union and Morocco. This is the EU’s first partnership of its kind with a third country. The Green Partnership with Morocco…

Europeans Support Boycott of Russian Energy

Russian energy

A new survey says that some 72 percent of Europeans are in favour of the EU becoming independent of energy supplies from Russia, even if this means rising costs.  Support is highest in Poland (80 percent) and Italy (76 percent). It is lowest in Germany, at 69 percent, whose dependence on Russian gas is particularly…