Greenpeace is starting a lawsuit against the European Commission to strip natural gas and nuclear energy of their ‘sustainable’ status. The environmental organization calls it “pure greenwashing” to designate the energy sources as sustainable investment options. The case will be heard by the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg in April.
At the beginning of this year, the European Union designated certain ways of generating electricity and heating from natural gas and nuclear energy as sustainable. They get a green stamp in the rating system that serves as a guide for investors and investors.
Greenpeace disagrees and issued an ultimatum. If the European Commission did not refrain from granting a green label to natural gas and nuclear energy, the environmental organization would start a lawsuit. So that has now happened.
According to Greenpeace, the EU is going against its own rules for that classification system – the so-called taxonomy. Moreover, it would violate European climate law and the agreements in the Paris climate agreement.