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Europe must close doors to tar sands oil

The European Union is attempting to throw open its doors to dirty tar sands oil, by abandoning its plan to label tar sands oil as highly polluting.  After years of frustrating delays for climate campaigners, the EU appears to have caved in to intense lobbying efforts by oil giants and pressure from the Canadian government... (More...)
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End to Vattenfall’s European coal expansion plans?

Vattenfall’s plans to grow its coal mining operations in Germany’s Lausitz region were cast into doubt today. The newly-elected Swedish government, made up of Social Democrats and Greens, is calling on the state-owned energy giantVattenfall to “terminate the expansion of brown coal” – otherwise known as lignite. The move calls into question the company’s plans... (More...)
Coal Europe Fossil Fuels

Massive cross-border human chain opposes coal mining in Europe

On Saturday, 23rd August, thousands of people made their way to the German-Polish border region Lusatia, to confront one of the biggest environmental disasters right in the middle of Europe. They formed a human chain of 8 km connecting German and Polish villages that are supposed to make way for open-pit lignite mines. If Swedish... (More...)
Actions/Demonstrations Climate Justice Eastern Europe Europe Fossil Fuels

Global spotlight on Europe as villages fight against dirty coal

  The international fight against dirty energy will reach a crescendo this weekend, as thousands of people join together in an unprecedented stand against coal expansion. Hidden away in the rural Lausitz region, stretching across the German-Polish border, a huge environmental disaster is unfolding. On the German side of the border, Swedish energy company Vattenfall... (More...)
Europe Fossil Fuels

Fracking activists “Reclaim the Power” around UK

Early this morning, campaigners from the Reclaim the Power camp at Blackpool  unleashed a series of coordinated direct actions against fracking targets around the United Kingdom. Targets range from government departments to universities building new fracking research facilities and a fracking site in East Yorkshire. “What’s to hide, DEFRA?” Protestors occupied the Department of Environment,... (More...)
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Hundred-year Balkan floods: a report from the ground

Guest blog by Rastko Šejić from Obrenovac, Serbia, 350.org Global Power Shift participant Obrenovac, Serbia It’s 6:00 on 16th May when an SMS from my little sister Rastislava wakes me up to a gloomy morning. It’s been raining heavily for three days. My sister’s message reads, “Our neighbourhood is under water”. I call her immediately.... (More...)
Climate Impacts Eastern Europe Europe Extreme Weather Fossil Fuels

Rise of climate-hostile parties threatens EU carbon cuts

Cartoon courtesy of Dave Walker The anti-climate threat at the upcoming European Parliament election Between 22-25 May millions of EU citizens are called to cast their vote on who should represent them in the European Parliament for the next 5 years. The 751 MEPs elected will have enormous power to approve crucial climate policies and... (More...)
Climate Denial Europe

8,000 people urge chairman of Green Cross to quit funding environmental wreckage

Today, the Stop Elektrownia Północ campaign delivered a petition with more than 8,200 signatures calling on Dr Jan Kulczyk, chairman of the Green Cross International, to stop investing in Europe’s biggest new coal power plant. To highlight Dr Kulczyk’s double dealings, the petition was handed over by Pinocchio together with a banner that displayed some... (More...)
Actions/Demonstrations Europe Fossil Fuels

Frack Free UK

Prime Minister David Cameron promised his would be the “greenest government ever”. Yet through supporting hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – he is recklessly pursuing new sources of fossil fuels. Join our call for a Frack Free UK.

 

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