Greenpeace has announced plans to sue the European Union over its “green label” for gas and nuclear energy, as reported by Reuters on February 9. The environmental organization argues that the EU’s labeling system, which is intended to promote sustainability, is misleading and gives false information to consumers. The label, known as the “Green Deal” is designed to show which energy sources are clean and environmentally friendly, but Greenpeace claims that it does not accurately reflect the true carbon footprint of gas and nuclear energy.
The European Green Deal is a comprehensive plan launched by the European Commission in 2019 with the aim of making Europe’s economy and society sustainable and climate-neutral by 2050. The label is meant to help consumers make informed decisions about the energy they use. However, Greenpeace argues that by labeling gas and nuclear energy as “green,” the EU is undermining its own efforts to combat climate change and misleading consumers. If the lawsuit is successful, it could force the EU to re-evaluate its labeling system and potentially remove the “green label” from gas and nuclear energy. This could have significant implications for the energy industry, as the EU is one of the largest energy markets in the world.