Tag Archives: fossil fuel

“Walking the Line” of the Southern Gas Corridor: the Webocumentary

Counter Balance, Platform and Re:Common are pleased to announce the launch of the webdocumentary “Walking the Line”. This webdocumentary presents the risks associated with the Euro-Caspian Mega Pipeline or Southern Gas Corridor. One of the biggest pipelines ever conceived, the corridor is supposed to stretch 3500 km from Azerbaijan to Italy and supply Europe with […]

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NGOs demand: No public money for Lukoil and mega gas project in Azerbaijan

On Wednesday 22 July the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will decide whether it will arrange a loan of up to $ 500 million to Russia’s Lukoil for the Shah Deniz II offshore gas project in Azerbaijan. Together with the campaigners of Sport for Rights and sixteen other NGOs, Counter Balance has written […]

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NGOs welcome EP call on EIB to phase out fossil fuels lending

Strasbourg – Voting today on the 2009 annual report of the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Parliament (EP) has called on the bank to „bring its operations fully into line with an EU objective of a swift transition to a low-carbon economy and to adopt a plan for the phase-out of fossil fuel lending.” […]

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Counter Balance submission to Public consultation on the external dimension of the EU energy policy

Counter Balance contributed to the public consultation on the external dimension of the EU energy policy with a brief paper: Energy Security Or Energy Grab? The European Commission’s View of Our Energy Future, and What it Means for People, Politics and the Planet. Executive Summary Though it touches on energy efficiency and renewable sources, the […]

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