English version of my book is now available !
The European Union has powerful resources at its disposal to tackle global warming; together, the countries of the EU are global leaders in the use of renewables. Why, then, has there been such slow progress in actually enforcing energy policy changes?
Energy Transformation reveals the bitter political battles fought inside EU institutions over the past fifteen years between the architects of energy transition – those who develop solutions against the grave impetus of global warming – and the saboteurs, who infiltrate the highest European levels of decision-making to slow down the system transformation.
Claude Turmes, a prominent MEP on environmental issues, explores a field marked equally by progress and setbacks, from the enthusiasm of the early 2000s to the relapse of the post-2008 economic crisis, with each progressive proposal facing corporate lobbying and high-stakes pressure.
It is vital – now more than ever – to understand what we, as industrialised nations, should do. This is a fight not only for the economy, but for democracy and the future of the planet. With the ever-accelerating impact of global warming causing irreversible damage, the time to act is now.
Interview – How the electricity lobbies hamper the energy transitionFind here the interview on my book !Read more
Report calling for a drastic increase of carbon price to limit climate changeA report from the two well-known economists Joseph Stiglitz and Nicholas Stern, asking for an increase price of the CO2 tonne, has just been published.Read more
My policy paper for a sustainable and interconnected Mediterranean regionFind here the manifesto co-signed by 17 Members of the European Parliament calling for an energy transition on the two shores of the Mediterranean : MEP Manifesto for regional cooperation in the Medi...Read more