GUE/NGL, the left group in the European Parliament, is launching its Climate Emergency Manifesto.
The 16-year old Swede, who inspired the worldwide “School Strike For Climate” movement, addressed MEPs in an Environment Committee meeting in Strasbourg on Tuesday.
Ireland has successfully advanced the transformation of its energy sector, led primarily by the power sector. In 2017, about a quarter of the country’s total power generation came from wind power, the third highest share among all 30 IEA member countries, according to the latest review of Ireland’s energy policies by the International Energy Agency.
The article features a response by Dr Fatih Birol, IEA Executive Director, to a letter received on the role of the World Energy Outlook in shaping global energy policies.
The event, chaired by the Romanian Ministry of Energy, Anton Anton, was attended by the European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete and ministers of Energy from the European Member States. Participants discussed the priorities for the future EU energy system, in view of post-2020 energy transition. Ministers proposed a number of directions on the infrastructure priorities as well as on innovative solutions for the coming years, in order for the Council to adopt conclusions in June 2019.