About: Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy

Energy 18-04-2018

EU Parliament’s energetic day in Strasbourg

In the shadow of French President Emmanuel Macron’s speech in Strasbourg on Tuesday (17 April), MEPs signed off on a number of important energy laws, as the EU took a small step towards the finalisation of the Clean Energy Package.

MEPs to vote on ‘strict minimum’ 35% renewables target

The European Parliament’s influential Committee on Industry, Research and Energy will vote on Tuesday (28 November) on a compromise deal that could set the bloc’s 2030 renewable energy target at 35%.
Transport 12-01-2017

Commission mulls MEPs’ call for post-Dieselgate shakeup

The European Commission is considering stripping DG Grow, its internal market unit, of the power to police car emissions after the Dieselgate scandal that erupted in September 2015.
Health 19-12-2016

MEPs criticise delays to new rules on car engine emissions

Several EU countries, including Italy, France and Spain, have delayed the adoption of stricter car engine emissions' tests, despite evidence that this has allowed pollution to go above legal limits, a draft report by European Parliament said on Monday (19 December).
Transport 03-02-2016

European lawmakers back limited reduction in car emissions

European lawmakers on Wednesday (3 February) backed a compromise deal to reduce car emissions that will still allow vehicles to exceed official pollution limits, defying calls for more radical reform following Volkswagen's emissions-test cheating scandal.
Dutch MEP Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy (ALDE) during a plenary debate on emissions this week
Transport 21-01-2016

Forty-five MEPs join inquiry committee to probe dieselgate emissions scandal

Forty-five MEPs were voted into the European Parliament's new inquiry committee tasked with uncovering potential failures of EU institutions to disclose information related to the dieselgate emissions scandal.
Energy 31-03-2014

Innovation as answer to resource constraints

In a joint contribution for EURACTIV, members of the European Parliament, Sirpa Pietikäinen, Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, Philippe Lamberts and Jo Leinen, call for a new industrial paradigm shift as a solution for the increasing scarcity of natural resources in Europe.

Gerbrandy MEP: ‘I will be proposing a sort of Schengen area for waste’

Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, a Dutch Liberal MEP who is drafting a resolution on resource-efficiency for the European Parliament, proposes a ‘Schengen area’ for waste that would allow all sorts of second-hand resources to be traded more freely between member states. He spoke to EURACTIV about the priority actions he will try to push for in the coming months and years.
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Oil and Industry 14-02-2012

Raw Materials Policies – EU and Global Perspectives

The 7 February 2012 EURACTIV Stakeholder Workshop at the Conrad Hotel in Brussels discussed global and European perspectives on raw materials and resource efficiency. Speaking are Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy MEP for the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe from the Netherlands Jean-Louis Moray Director of Eurofer and Pascal Payet-Gaspard, Secretary-General of the International Stainless Steel Forum. Interviews by Raymond Frenken and Frederic Simon.