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Energy 01-11-2021

Green MEP: Germany ‘may need some additional gas turbines’ to stabilise renewables

Sven Giegold, a Green MEP who is one of the key negotiators in the German government coalition talks, told EURACTIV that Germany will need "small volumes" of additional gas capacity in order to "stabilise" renewable power on the electricity grid. However, he is opposed to the inclusion of gas in the EU's green finance taxonomy.
Energy 06-12-2017

Ristori: ‘With Poland, we have an extremely positive energy dialogue’

While EU countries step up efforts to phase out coal, the European Commission is preparing a new initiative to support regions in transition, says Dominique Ristori.
Climate change 13-02-2013

WWF head: Sustainable energy could save $4 trillion by 2050

Jason Anderson, the head of WWF's EU climate and energy policy, explains why binding targets and a backloading of carbon credits are needed to decarbonise Europe's economy by 2050.
Energy 16-02-2012

Greenpeace: ‘Wins’ and ‘black holes’ from EU nuclear stress tests

The stress tests carried out on Europe's nuclear power plants in the wake of the Fukushima disaster last year have already brought "important wins", especially in terms of transparency, says Greenpeace nuclear expert Jan Haverkamp. Speaking to EURACTIV.sk in an interview, he also said the tests had exposed some "black holes" in the emergency responses that need to be addressed.
Climate change 19-01-2012

Clini: Environment, growth are ‘two sides of the same coin’

Italians decidedly rejected nuclear power in a referendum last year, but that does not mean abandoning the study and research on atomic energy, Environment Minister Corrado Clini said in an interview with EURACTIV Italy.
Development Policy 08-07-2008

Kosciusko-Morizet: Climate deal key to ‘EU’s credibility’

Reaching agreement on the EU's energy and climate package before this year's UN conference in Poland is crucial if the bloc is to retain its position as the "motor" of international action on climate change, argues French State Secretary for Ecology Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet in an interview with EURACTIV France.