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Energy Atlas 2018 – Facts and figures about renewables in Europe

The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung EU Office, Friends of the Earth Europe, the European Renewable Energies Federation and the Green European Foundation have the pleasure to invite you to a public launch event

Location:            Press Club Brussels, Rue Froissart 95, 1000 Brussels

Europe is coming from a past with fossil fuel driven, environmentally harmful and monopolized energy supply and is heading towards a future of a democratic, decentralized and climate-friendly energy system.

At this important moment in the energy transition expert authors bring together facts and figures that shine a light on how and where the transition is progressing, what forces are pushing it forward and what are slowing it down.

By when can we make a 100% renewable energy system a reality?  How many jobs are there in the new renewable economy? Which countries have achieved the most in the last years? What are the remaining challenges on the road to achieving an interconnected, democratic and socially just energy system that could turn the EU in a global leader in green innovations?

The publication is a cooperation project between the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Friends of the Earth Europe, the European Renewable Energies Federation and the Green European Foundation.  The energy atlas will be an additional publication in the very popular series that has included the Meat Atlas, the Coal Atlas and the Agrifood atlas.

The Atlas comes out at a crucial point in time when the EU is finalizing its next generation of energy legislation. The targets and regulations agreed in the Clean Energy Package will shape Europe’s energy landscape for the next decade – the last critical chance to avoid catastrophic climate change and enhance citizen energy!

Agenda

11:30h Welcome remarks: Radostina Primova, Director Climate and Energy Programme, Heinrich Böll Foundation EU office

11:40h Keynote speech by Claude Turmes, Greens/ EFA, European Parliament

11:50h Presentation of the key messages from the Energy Atlas

Molly Walsh, Climate and Energy Campaigner, Friends of the Earth Europe

Radostina Primova, Director Climate and Energy Programme, Heinrich Böll Foundation EU office

12:00- 13:00h Panel discussion

Panelists

  • Claude Turmes, Greens/ EFA, European Parliament
  • Mechthild Wörsdörfer, Director, European Commission’s Directorate General for Energy, in charge of renewables, research and innovation, energy efficiency
  • A representative from the Bulgarian Presidency (tbc)
  • Claire Roumet, Director, Energy Cities
  • Jan Ole VOSS, European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF)

ModerationMolly Walsh, Climate and Energy Campaigner, Friends of the Earth Europe

For registrations, please RSVP here.

We look forward to your participation!

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Round table – Technogenic risks in operation and construction of industrial facilities in Europe

We are pleased to invite you to join the discussion on important issue of industrial man-made accidents, their causes and consequences, issues of minimizing and preventing.

Eastern European Association of the Greens held an opinion poll among experts in chemical, oil refining, coal and nuclear industries, as well as environmental experts, and prepared an analytical study «Technogenic risks in operation and construction of industrial facilities in Europe.  Issues of minimizing risks and preventing major accidents», which will be presented and discussed at the event.

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Greenhouse gas emissions – vote

MEPs vote on the outcome of trilogue negotiations on two key pieces of climate legislation. The “LULUCF” regulation sets out the rules for how to count emissions from forestry and land use, while the binding greenhouse gas emission reductions set out the commitments to meet the EU’s Paris Agreement commitments. Together, these form a key sign as to whether or not the European Union is on track to deliver on its climate commitments. While the trilogues on the LULUCF actually improved both the Council and the Parliament’s position, the greenhouse gas targets are less satisfactory. The ambition level of the overall 2030 climate target proposed is insufficient so the regulation will merely act as a safety net and will drive little or no additional reduction efforts.

Greens/EFA Press contacts
Pia Kohorst (DE): +49 177 815 5131 / pia.kohorst@europarl.europa.eu
Guendolina De Sario (FR): +32 486 48 47 64 / guendalina.desario@europarl.europa.eu
David Weir (EN): +32 489 609 318 / David.Weir@europarl.europa.eu

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Greenhouse gas emissions – Debate

MEPs vote on the outcome of trilogue negotiations on two key pieces of climate legislation. The “LULUCF” regulation sets out the rules for how to count emissions from forestry and land use, while the binding greenhouse gas emission reductions set out the commitments to meet the EU’s Paris Agreement commitments. Together, these form a key sign as to whether or not the European Union is on track to deliver on its climate commitments. While the trilogues on the LULUCF actually improved both the Council and the Parliament’s position, the greenhouse gas targets are less satisfactory. The ambition level of the overall 2030 climate target proposed is insufficient so the regulation will merely act as a safety net and will drive little or no additional reduction efforts.

Greens/EFA Press contacts
Pia Kohorst (DE): +49 177 815 5131 / pia.kohorst@europarl.europa.eu
Guendolina De Sario (FR): +32 486 48 47 64 / guendalina.desario@europarl.europa.eu
David Weir (EN): +32 489 609 318 / David.Weir@europarl.europa.eu

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Clean Energy for all Europeans: Regulation vs Reality?

EVENT ADVISORY: Bulgarian Energy Minister, Temenuzhka Petkova headlines POLITICO’s event “Clean Energy for All Europeans: Regulation vs Reality?”
Presented by Shell

Happening in 1 week – Join us on Wednesday, April 18 in Sofia for POLITICO’s “Clean Energy for all Europeans: Regulation vs Reality?”. As part of the Bulgarian Presidency calendar, the event will take place the day before the Informal Energy Ministers Meeting and will feature a solution-oriented discussion on the realistic way forward for the clean energy package.

Program

One to-One Keynote Interview

Temenuzhka Petkova, Minister of Energy, Republic of Bulgaria

Panel Debate

Zhecho Stankov, Deputy Minister of Energy, Republic of Bulgaria
Dr James Watson, Chief Executive Officer, SolarPower Europe
Julian Popov, Fellow of the European Climate Foundation
Mechthild Wörsdörfer, Director at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Energy, in charge of renewables, research and innovation, energy efficiency

When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 – Registration starts at 5:00 PM and the event starts at 5:30 PM (4.30 PM CET).
Where: Grand Hotel Sofia, Bulgaria

Interested in attending as press? Bringing a camera?
Email us before Wednesday, April 13.
*Seating and Wifi reserved for press*

The event will livestream on politico.eu
Join the conversation today via @EventsPOLITICO using #CleanEnergyBG.

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Форум Гідроенергетика і довкілля

Всеукраїнська Енергетична Асамблея разом з компанією ПрАТ «Укргідроенерго» ініціює широкий діалог між енергетиками, екологами, науковцями, представниками влади, місцевих громад та громадських організацій з питання розбудови гідропотенціалу України у відповідності до прийнятої Енергетичної стратегії України 2035 року.

Керівництво Асамблеї та “Укргідроенерго” 19 квітня 2018 року збирають всі зацікавлені сторони на майданчику Дністровської ГАЕС, яка є найбільшим об’єктом гідроенергетики Європи, для всебічного огляду та професійного вивчення стану добудови об’єкту та його ролі в об’єднаній енергосистемі України.

20 квітня в місті Новодністровськ (Чернівецька обл.) буде проведено Форум – професійний майданчик, на якому буде детально обговорено нагальні питання місця та ролі гідроенергетики в Україні, її впливу на стабільність роботи об’єднаної енергосистеми України; особливості розбудови системи ГАЕС в Україні в зв’язку із підписанням Угоди про приєднання до енергетичної системи Європи; необхідні екологічні заходи для забезпечення сталого розвитку гідроенергетики України.

Запрошуємо Вас до професійної дискусії, обміну досвідом та планами розвитку гідроенергетики разом із досвідченими енергетиками, міжнародними інвесторами, відомими громадськими організаціям, професійними експертами.

Захід проходитиме на базі філії «Дирекція з будівництва Дністровської ГАЕС» ПрАТ «Укргідроенерго» у місті Новодністровськ (Чернівецька обл.)

Програма заходу за посиланням:
https://vse.energy/news/hotnews/487-hidro-forum

Для участі у Форумі просимо оформити реєстрацію онлайнhttps://goo.gl/xFH8aW до 13 квітня 2018 року.

Детальна інформація щодо участі ЗМІ за тел: (067) 681-81-86 Лілія Клочко, (063) 190-52-05 Ольга Коробій

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Press release Eastern European Association of the Greens.

Presentation of Eastern European Association of the Greens organization. The most disturbing environmental problems of Eastern Europe.

We would like to invite you to our first official press conference in order to present our organization.

Eastern European Association of the Greens (EEAG) – is the non-profit organization created in 2016 by Ukrainian and Lithuanian representatives of the greens. The Association eagers to involve more Eastern European members interested in environmental protection and expand its influence throughout Eastern European region and wider if necessary.

Our goals and aims are most likely the same as of other green organizations. We all eager to preserve our Planet save and healthy, through diminishing harmful consequences of human influence and life-sustaining activity. We believe that only together we are able to change our future.

We will talk about the most disturbing environmental problems of Eastern Europe that are mostly common for the entire world, and would like you to join the discussion.

We would be honored if you visit our event. It will be the chance to know each other for possible future cooperation.

Place and date: Press Club Brussels Europe, Rue Froissart 95, 1040 Brussels

March 23, 2018

11 am

12 am – Coffee break

Please, confirm your presence at office@eea-greens.eu

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Nottingham: packaging-free pop-up food shop

Join Nottingham Zero Waste Collective for its inaugural Zero Waste pop-up where you can buy delicious wholefoods packaging and plastic-free! Bring your own tubs, jars, or produce bags or they’ll have paper bags available for you to use.

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Protect the Antarctic Petition Stall

After our successful March of the Penguins through Bristol last month we are following up with a petition stall on College Green on Saturday 24th February between 12 Noon and 2pm.  We will be gathering signatures for our petition to the UK Government demanding that they support the creation of the proposed Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary at the October meeting of the Antarctic Commission (an international body theat includes the UK Government).

There will be another opportunity to don a Penguin mask and take selfies as well as gather signatures.

It would be a great help if you could indicate you are coming by enrolling the event on Greenwire.  If the weather is particulraly bad please check with Richard Lancaster whether the stall is going ahead.

If you have trouble finding us on the day please call Richard on 07505 990593.

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Welcome Day: Nieuwe vrijwilligers – Nouveaux volontaires 24/02

Gedurende deze dag maak je kennis met de campagnes en werking van Greenpeace België. We bekijken samen de mogelijkheden die Greenwire biedt om ons te organiseren en gaan dieper in op manieren om het grote publiek te laten kennismaken met onze organisatie. En natuurlijk is er ook volop ruimte om in een ontspannen sfeer kennis te maken met elkaar!

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