Climate Change Performance

According to the climate change performance index (CCPI) published today at the climate summit COP25 in Madrid, the EU lost six ranks due to its failure to increase its 2030 climate target.  The CCPI which is published by Germanwatch, the New Climate Institute and the Climate Action Network (CAN) evaluates the efforts of 57 countries and the…

EIB urged to cut back on investment in fossil fuels infrastructure

A new inquiry published by a widely read digital Spanish paper reveals how Spain came to have the most luxurious gas infrastructure in Europe, with huge overcapacity, largely funded by the consumer. This fight echoes a wider battle across the EU over the role of gas in the energy transition, where EU decision makers are continuing to support…

EU Needs More Ambitious Targets for Renewables

The EU has been urged to set more ambitious targets for renewables in meeting Europe’s future energy needs. Speaking at a recent conference in the European Parliament, Mihai Paun, of the Romanian Energy Centre, said he believes a 100 per cent target is possible by the year 2030. At present, the EU has set a…