Thursday, December 1, 2022

Tag: EU

EU votes to label gas and nuclear power investments as ‘green’

"Russia’s war against Ukraine is a war paid for by climate-heating fossil fuels and the European parliament just voted to boost billions of funding to fossil gas from Russia."

‘No time for half-measures’: Greenpeace rebukes EU’s partial ban on Russian...

The new embargo exempts pipeline imports at the behest of Hungary's far-right leader Viktor Orbán.

‘Elon, there are rules’: EU says Twitter must comply with new...

"If [Twitter] does not comply with our law there are sanctions—6% of the revenue and, if they continue, banned from operating in Europe."

EU scientists and politicians clash over gas and nuclear as ‘sustainable’...

Scientific experts have reiterated what they have been saying since the beginning: gas and nuclear have no place in the taxonomy.

Ban of three bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides holds up in EU court

“The Court of Justice has reaffirmed that protecting nature and people’s health takes precedence over the narrow economic interests of powerful multinationals..."

EU plans to measure true climate impacts of LNG imports from...

Whether this latest E.U. analysis will help finally turn the world's attention on this trans-Atlantic blind spot remains to be seen.

Germany to ban glyphosate by 2023

“What harms insects also harms people.”

Green Party wins record support in EU elections as youth-led climate...

The next president of the European Commission will likely be Bas Eickhout of the Dutch Green Party.

Russia and the future of Europe

With EU elections approaching, the Kremlin has backed some of the most noxious reactionaries now operating on the world scene.

’40 years of Plots, lies, intimidation and chaos?’ The British right...

“Remainers believe U.K. prosperity depends on its location, Brexiters believe U.K. prosperity depends on its character.”

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Hype about Democrats passing the torch: Don’t get fooled again

While Pelosi quickly endorsed Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to replace her as leader, an overall closer look reveals a problematic record.

Blessings and curses of a losing Trump finale: A boon to Democrats could hurt...

It’s not clear whether benighted, garden-variety Republicanism (or Democratism) is a better stimulant for Progressive politics vs. another vapid, sensationalized, chaotic Trump circus stunt.

As corporations enjoy record-high profits, experts urge Congress to ‘rein them in’

"Instead of raising interest rates and slowing the economy toward a recession, Congress and Biden should be taking aim at corporate price gouging."

Populist climate action requires thinking about freedom from specific oppressors—not just species survival

The climate crisis is a form of oppression by a wealthy few.

San Francisco approves police deployment of potentially lethal, remote-controlled robots

“Robots will only be used as a deadly force option when [the] risk of loss of life to members of the public or officers is imminent and outweighs any other force option available to SFPD.”