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Mediapart | July 18, 2013

Interpellé, le gouvernement refusait jusqu'ici de s'exprimer clairement sur les politiques énergétiques des banques publiques européennes (BEI et BERD) qui veulent continuer à financer le charbon et débuter celui des gaz et pétrole de schiste.

Basta | July 17, 2013

Derrière les bonnes paroles de lutte contre les dérèglements climatiques, la France continue de soutenir massivement les énergies polluantes. Elle finance des centrales au charbon, par l’intermédiaire de la Banque européenne d’investissement (BEI) ou de la Banque européenne pour la reconstruction et le développement (BERD) dont elle est l’un des actionnaires principaux. Alors que la BEI s’apprête à adopter sa nouvelle politique énergétique le 24 juillet, Bankwatch, Attac et les Amis de la Terre demandent au gouvernement de réorienter ces financements publics, vers l’efficacité énergétique et les énergies renouvelables.

European Voice | July 15, 2013

The EU's investment bank is under pressure to stop financing coal plants

IPS | July 15, 2013

The European Union Commissioner for Climate Action, has called for the European Investment Bank, the largest institutional bank in the world, to take a leading role in eliminating public support for fossil fuels.

Intercontinental Cry Magazine | July 11, 2013

Ulaanbaatar – A group of Mongolian herders submitted today [July 5] an official complaint to the Project Complaints Mechanism of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), hoping to initiate a process of evaluation of the adverse impacts on their health and livelihoods of two mining projects financed by the international public lender.

Power Engineering International | July 11, 2013

A top environmental law agency has applauded European Commissioner for Climate Policy Connie Hedegaard for her stance on development banks’ lending practices to fossil fuel power generators.

Power Engineering International | July 10, 2013

The momentum towards a world, or a Europe at least, where renewable power dominates was added to this week, when Connie Hedegaard said development banks ought to take “a lead role in eliminating public support for fossil fuels.”

Blue and Green Tomorrow | July 10, 2013

The EU’s commissioner for climate change has urged three large development banks to stop investing in fossil fuels and to instead promote renewable energy in the western Balkans.

Business Green | July 8, 2013

Major victory for global divestment campaign as Nordic investment giant excludes 19 fossil fuel companies from its portfolio

EurActiv | July 8, 2013

Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard has called for development banks with a combined annual lending pot of €130 billion to end support for fossil fuels in their energy lending policy reviews.