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Nuclear Energy Does Not Seem to be the Solution to the EU’s Reduction in Emissions
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Nuclear Energy Does Not Seem to be the Solution to the EU’s Reduction in Emissions

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard’s EU Manager Brittany Demogenes As the EU continues to brainstorm ways to meet its increasingly ambitious 2030 and 2050 greenhouse gas emissions goals, one of the principal questions is to what extent nuclear power both can, and should, be used in order to reduce the EU’s total emissions....

European Commission’s Goal is to Have Reduced EU Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 55% Compared to 1990 Levels
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European Commission’s Goal is to Have Reduced EU Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 55% Compared to 1990 Levels

Submitted by EU Country Manager Brittany DemogenesCurrent Level of Greenhouse Gas Emissions According to Climate Action Network, which has been tracking climate change since 2009, the most recent data detailing EU emissions is from 2019 when the EU emitted 4159 MtCO2. Climate Action Network gathered emissions data provided by the various EU countries to provide...

Spotlight Report: Lisbon Deemed 2020 European Green Capital: Exemplifies Commitment to Sustainable Development and Decreasing Emissions
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Spotlight Report: Lisbon Deemed 2020 European Green Capital: Exemplifies Commitment to Sustainable Development and Decreasing Emissions

This post was submitted by EU Country Manager Brittany DemogenesIn 2020, Lisbon was deemed the European Green Capital by the European Commission. The European Green Capital Award is an initiative of the European Commission that rewards cities who have committed to environmental, social, and economic sustainability. Lisbon has demonstrated its desire to create environmental change...

Best Climate Practice EU: The European Environmental Bureau
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Best Climate Practice EU: The European Environmental Bureau

Written by Climate Scorecard EU Manager Brittany Demogenes   The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) is Europe’s largest network of environmental citizens’ organizations. The EEB brings together 160 civil society organizations from more than 35 European countries under its vision of creating a “better future where people and nature thrive together” (About EEB). The EEB advocates...

NEXTBASE Project Promises Environmentally-Friendly and Efficient Renewable Energy Alternative in the EU
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NEXTBASE Project Promises Environmentally-Friendly and Efficient Renewable Energy Alternative in the EU

By Climate Scorecard EU Manager Brittany DemogenesIn December 2018, a recast Renewable Energy Directive in the EU entered into force. The recast directive sets a binding renewable energy target of at least 32% by 2030 with a clause for potential upward revision by 2023. In 2019, for the first time ever, EU power production from...

Climate Mitigation: Adopt Stronger Goals for the EU’s Market Stability Reserve Fund
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Climate Mitigation: Adopt Stronger Goals for the EU’s Market Stability Reserve Fund

Policy Recommendation # 1: Adopt Stronger Goals for the EU’s Market Stability Reserve Fund Policy Recommendation # 2: Adopt a Phased-In Approach for Having the Aviation Industry Pay for the Allowances It Receives Under the Market Stability Reserve Fund The European Union’s emissions trading system (ETS) is one of the primary mechanisms supporting the reduction...

As of 2018, 28.5% of the EU’s Electricity Supply was Generated from Renewable Energy Sources
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As of 2018, 28.5% of the EU’s Electricity Supply was Generated from Renewable Energy Sources

Image 1 (source) The European Union’s electricity consumption has seen a number of positive trends since 1990, especially with the use of coal and oil in decline and an increase in renewable energy usage. However, in order to achieve the targets outlined by the Paris agreement, it is clear that the energy sector must continue...

European Environmental Agency Estimates a 24% Decrease in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Compared to 1990
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European Environmental Agency Estimates a 24% Decrease in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Compared to 1990

Recently Reported Greenhouse Gas Emissions Level: 3737.36 MT in 2019, a Decrease of 24% Compared to 1990 Level (European Environmental Agency estimate) The most recent greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) estimates for the EU from 2019 were conducted by the European Environment Agency. Through analyzation of their approximated GHG inventory, they found that the EU’s total...

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