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New mega gas pipelines redundant according to the EU’s own projections

  The EU’s plans for large new gas import pipelines and LNG terminals to Europe, outlined in the European Commission’s October 2013 list of priority energy projects as well as in the May blueprint for energy security to be discussed during tomorrow’s Energy Council (1), are not only counter to the EU’s long-term climate goals […]

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Energy, work and finance

Politicians and environmental activists often make it seem as if a transition to a green, climate-friendly energy future were primarily a matter of finding and deploying trillions of dollars to replace fossil fuels, improve energy efficiency, solve energy poverty, and so on. But they seldom ask just what these “trillions” might consist of, what ATM […]

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Egypt lost $10 billion in corrupt gas contracts, as daily blackouts spread

Egypt lost $10 billion in gas revenues from 2005-2011, according to a report launched yesterday by EIPR and Platform in arabic. Contracts signed during the Mubarak years allowed the export of billions of cubic metres of underpriced gas to Jordan, Spain and Israeli-occupied Palestine. Some of the individuals behind these deals were convicted of corruption. […]

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Extractive Energy: How the EU ETS exacerbates climate change

Our colleagues from Carbon Trade Watch have recently published this report questioning the EU’s dependency on fossil fuels and the role of the EU ETS. Energy in the EU is dominated by fossil fuels. About 77% of energy used by the average European citizen is met by oil, gas and coal. Nuclear power provides an […]

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Impunity Inc.

ODG, our Catalonian partner released a new report: “Impunity Inc.” (PDF). It highlights the “super-rights” and “super-powers” of transnational corporations through three case studies. An interactive map visualises the different cases and their negative impacts. The publication describes the abuses and violations of fundamental labour rights taking place on a daily basis inexport-oriented garment factories working for […]

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