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Power to the roofs: Repowering Europe through rooftop Solar PV

New report compares European countries’ policies and practices in regards to residential rooftop solar PV and reveals the lack of a right regulatory framework and many barriers that are hindering their progress. The upcoming EU Solar Energy Strategy and the announced European Solar Rooftops Initiative need to provide direction for member states to accelerate their rollout of rooftop solar PV.…
eco-union
16 May, 2022
Ecological transitionGovernance and PoliciesHuman RightsNewsPeacePress releaseUkraine

Choosing the right path at this turning point in history

Civil society call for solidarity and a strong commitment to the ecological and social transition for resilience, energy independence and peace. The European Environmental Bureau, SDG Watch Europe, the European Youth Movement and Solidar, together with eco-union and other European civil society networks and organisations, ask that decision-makers across the EU recognise the fundamental need to work together as never…
eco-union
25 April, 2022
NewsPress releaseTourism, cities and mobilities

Mobility Eco Forum

Press Note 15th March, 2022 We are at a turning point for the future of our planet, and transport is one of the key drivers of change. High-speed rail transport has taken on an increasingly important role in the European mobility system. With the electrification of railways, rail has also become one of the instruments to accelerate the climate agenda…
eco-union
15 March, 2022
Governance and PoliciesNewsPress release

‘End imports of Russian oil to stop financing Putin’s war’

Before the war in Ukraine, NGOs ask the European Union to adopt new measures to stop the energy prices crisis and paralyze Russia’s energy income.    Until now, energy policies have remained outside of the economic sanctions package imposed by the European Union. Indeed, Russia continues to profit from its energy monopoly and the high dependence of EU countries. In…
eco-union
3 March, 2022
NewsPress releaseTourism, cities and mobilities

#RailRenaissance – How can the EU Recovery and Resilience Funds contribute to European passenger rail?

The European Union has raised €672.5 billion in loans and grants to be distributed to Member States with the objective to incentivise reforms and investments which contribute to build a new post-pandemic economy and society. As expressed by the European Commission (EC) itself, the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RFF) aims to mitigate the economic and social impact of the coronavirus…
eco-union
21 July, 2021
Governance and PoliciesPress release

Open letter to EU Transport Ministers

Ahead of the European Commission's Transport Council on 3 June 2021, 36 environmental organisations, including eco-union, have signed an open letter addressed to all European Ministers. The environmental organisations are calling for a strong policy proposal to shift international passenger trips to rail delivering on the European Year of Rail 2021.Scroll down to read the letter, discover the petitions and…
eco-union
10 May, 2021
Governance and PoliciesPress release

Open Letter from environmental groups: triggering a rail renaissance for Europe

Building up on the momentum offered by the official start of the European Year of Rail we send an open letter together with Greenpeace, 2CELSIUS, Back on Track, the European Network to Promote Cross Border Night Trains, Germanwatch, Instytut Spraw Obywatelskich, Natuur & Milieu, and Réseau Action Climat to: Pedro Nuno Santos, Minister for Infrastructure and Housing of Portugal, Chair…
eco-union
28 April, 2021
Governance and PoliciesNotes de premsaPress releaseUncategorized

What do Spanish people think about the possibility to shift from plane to train?

More than half of Spanish people would shift from plane to train A Europe-wide survey conducted by the YouGov institute shows broad support for shifting from plane to rail 41% of Spanish respondents are willing to spend more than five hours on a train, a figure which is above the European average (37%). In addition, the majority (79%) are willing…
eco-union
6 April, 2021
Energy and Climate ChangeGovernance and PoliciesGreen EconomyNewsNotes de premsaPress release

The shame of flying and the future of cross-border trains

The European Union and national governments can contribute to the achievement of climate objectives by promoting direct cross-border trains, a common reservation system and investment in rail infrastructure.January 20, 2020.- The European environmental organizations belonging to Europe on Rail, a project represented in Spain by ECODES and eco-union, ask the European Union and national governments for measures to strengthen international…
eco-union
19 January, 2021