Energy

France’s Push for Renewable Energy

France is relying on a combination of solar and wind power to achieve its renewable energy goals. In 2016, France…

Pressure Builds as Portuguese Fuel-Tanker Drivers Call Another Strike

For the Portuguese government, the tourist season – which is also mere weeks before a general election – is the…

Greta Thunberg Gets a Mixed and Tense Reception After Her Address in the French National Assembly

On Tuesday of last week, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg gave an address to the French assembly, fiercely criticising political…

Alliances Fray as Portugal’s Socialists Rise in Popularity

On October 6th, Portuguese voters will head to polls. At stake are all 230 seats in the country’s Assembly, with…

Madrid’s Driving Ban Is Up in the Air, but So Are Small Local Businesses

“When you look at this policy reversal over pollution in Madrid, it’s clear there is no real green conscience in…

Will France’s New Airline Tax Help Decarbonise the Skies?

Air travel is a major contributor to pollution and global climate change. In order to make the sector pay its…

Portugal’s Solar Power Auction Outshines All Expectations

Portugal extended the deadline for a mega-auction of new solar energy capacity by a week, it will now be concluding…

“We Want to Defuse the Crisis.” EU Tries to Salvage the Iran Deal Amid Rising Temperatures

Once the USA exited the JCPoA (The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) in May, 2018 – commonly referred to as…

France Tackles Reproductive Rights, Launching a Series of Reforms

Coming right on time for Paris’ yearly Pride Parade, the French government has announced its intentions to end one discriminatory…

Offshore Energy is both a Boon and a Bane for Cyprus

Cyprus’ offshore gas deposits are fueling continued unrest in the Mediterranean. Seeking to drill for oil and natural gas 40…
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