Lawyers point out fundamental flaws in EU rules that mean it can approve ‘badly disguised coal subsidies’.
Public participation as part of the EU Climate Governance Regulation could help transition to a cleaner, more efficient energy future
The European Parliament recently voted in favour of strengthening public engagement in national discussions on energy and climate policies.
Operators of failing UK coal giant have a planning application for conversion well underway.
The European Parliament failed today to set more ambitious rules dictating how wood is burned for energy in the EU.
Investment in renewable energy production in the UK has dropped dramatically for a second consecutive year. The government must improve the legal framework for renewables.
The Bulgarian government is doubling down on its efforts to shirk environmental responsibility.
The Greek government has breached an international agreement by denying the public their right to be informed of and participate in decisions concerning coal-fired power plants.
As coal runs at a loss, power companies are running out of excuses to invest in it. A new report by Carbon Tracker charts a route to minimising the impact to shareholders as coal loses out to cheaper, cleaner ways of making and using energy.
The European Court of Justice has confirmed the inadmissibility of Greenpeace Energy’s application for annulment of the Commission’s decision approving State aid for the nuclear power plant, Hinkley Point C.
A new legal campaign gives people the chance to share their own local industrial emissions insights, enabling lawyers to launch more actions to protect people from harmful chemicals.
ClientEarth has filed an appeal to the Finnish authorities, asking them to deny Gazprom the permits they need to start constructing gas pipeline Nord Stream 2.
There are huge issues surrounding bioenergy. How can we make sure we are bringing emissions down if we can’t calculate what they are?
Top insurers pull billions from coal – lawyers say there are “serious questions” for those still invested in it
This week, insurance giant Zurich announced that it would both divest from and stop insuring coal-dependent businesses. ClientEarth lawyer Alice Garton questions why others are lagging behind.
Environmental lawyers have launched a case against two of Greece’s major coal plants for their failure to comply with EU law.
Italy’s dirtiest coal plant faces losing its permit as international lawyers launch legal action against its toxic pollution.
Europe Beyond Coal, launched today, links organisations across 28 countries in the campaign for clean, renewable energy all over the EU.
Poland has launched legal action to overturn pollution standards for power stations. Success would compromise the health of people in every EU country.
A new report published by Coalswarm and Greenpeace reveals an unprecedented drop in global confidence in coal with 25% of 1,675 coal operators having left the business since 2010 and a wave of national phase-outs being declared.
Environmental lawyers ClientEarth are calling for an end to subsidies to wood-burning facilities like Drax.
ClientEarth and WWF Greece have filed a complaint against the Greek state for violating an international agreement by effectively making it impossible to challenge unlawful permits for many of the country’s coal-fired power plants.
The Supreme Court of Asturias, in north west Spain, rules that a power plant was allowed an illegal permit and pumped out excess harmful pollutants.
Spanish electricity companies may have to pay back over €3bn in aid if environmental lawyers’ complaint over the capacity mechanism is successful.