Consultation response: roadmap for a low carbon economy by 2050

The challenge is well identified, and business as usual will not get us there. We must act now to ensure that existing energy and climate commitments are interpreted in the strongest way possible. If the European Union is not careful, a coordinated response to Europe’s energy revolution will be impossible, and the consequences ungovernable. Given […]

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Report: Military Responses to Energy Security Problems

EU Member States have taken part in military missions with energy security components for many years, though NATO, in support of US-led actions and independently. EU militaries contributed to US interventions Operation Earnest Will at the tail-end of the Iran-Iraq war and the 1991 and 2003 Gulf Wars. Britain, the EU’s largest military power, has […]

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Car scrapping – sense and nonsense of a popular sceme

In September 2009 the British government decided to extend the funds of the car scrappage bonus to an additional 100,000 vehicles with the aim of mitigating the impacts of the financial crisis on the struggling car industry and to prevent possible lay-offs. This initiative rewards people who want to scrap their old car with a certain financial […]

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Report: The Nabucco Gas Pipeline

The European Union has stepped up its engagement with Turkmenistan in order to secure supply for its flagship gas security project the Nabucco pipeline. Turkmenistan is among the most brutal and repressive dictatorships in the world. US NGO Freedom House included Turkmenistan in its 2009 ‘Worst of the Worst’ list of countries without social and […]

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A Quaker Vision of Europe

As members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), one of the peace churches, we believe in that of God in everyone. We believe in non-violent approaches to conflict resolution, in the intrinsic equality of all people everywhere, and in a sustainable way of life for everyone that the one earth we share can support. […]

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