Environment

Go Green or bust, EU voters say

Sunday 21 April 2019 | VoxEurop

A recent poll by IPSOS Mori shows that protecting the environment is a key concern for European citizens. Mainstream parties running for seats in the EP should mind.


Rivers of the Balkans: the siege

Tuesday 30 October 2018 | Davide Sighele
| OBC Transeuropa

Thousands of dams are planned for the rivers and streams of south-eastern Europe, and their environmental and social impact could prove devastating.


Electricity tariffs: why the bill is so high 

Thursday 11 July 2019 | Marc Chevallier
| Alternatives Economiques

For a long time the price of CO2 permits stayed very low. But, starting in 2019, the reform to Europe’s carbon market mechanism has drastically reduced the number of permits in circulation.


EU greenhouse gases: every man for himself 

Thursday 11 July 2019 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

Europe fossil-fuel carbon emissions are dropping. But, breaking down the data, significant differences among the countries appear.


Ecologists ask for less trawling and restricted areas to stop fish massacre 

Thursday 13 June 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop
MobileReporter

At the Marrakesh Summit held on June 11-12, coastal countries confirmed their commitment to combat overfishing in the Mediterranean, the most overexploited sea in the world. However, scientists argue that total bans in the most vulnerable areas are required.


Landscapes are increasingly manmade 

Saturday 25 May 2019 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

Roads, houses, shopping malls: our way of life covers the land in cement. The phenomenon is exacerbating the world ecological crisis.


Energy and climate change: receding perspectives 

Tuesday 30 April 2019 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

Will the European Union muster the ambition necessary to tackle climate change, and can it provide itself with the means to do so?


The EU’s risky move on (un)sustainable fisheries  in depth

Friday 12 April 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop
MobileReporter

Pressures on the EU from industrial fishery lobbies to maintain business as usual in the Western Mediterranean may put both fish stocks and small fishermen’s livelihoods at risk, while also undermining the economic sustainability of the industry itself, as we reveal in a three-part investigation.


Offshore wind turbines: Britain and Germany lead the way 

Saturday 06 April 2019 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

While wind turbines continue to multiply in the seas of northern Europe and advance the process of energy transition, the south lags behind. Neither wind nor shores, however, are in short supply.


EU set to meet its climate change targets 

Sunday 17 March 2019 | Kashyap Raibagi
| VoxEurop

The European Union has already achieved one of its three targets related to climate change and energy, as a part of the Europe 2020 strategy.