VoteWatch Analytical Tool: uncover which MEPs can help you advance your agenda. Part 2.1. Energy

This report is part of the new VoteWatch series showing you how to build your strategy using our new analytical tool (which is explained in-depth here) and which allows you to quickly identify kingmakers and swing-voters among MEPs. This tool is already being used by key stakeholders active in EU policy-making.

We show the positions of each MEP on key parts of the EU push towards more regulation on energy and highlight which MEPs are convinced (on either side), and which remain to be brought on board to secure majorities. Continue Reading

MEPs agree to limit the production of 1st generation biofuels

EU Parliamentarians adopted the long-awaited reform of the fuel quality directive and renewable energy directive aimed at capping the production of biofuels derived from crops (also known as first-generation biofuels) and advancing the shift towards alternative sources, such as waste or residues.

The MEPs adopted the agreement reached with the Council by 531 votes in favour, 132 against and 27 abstentions. All the main four EU political groups backed the compromise: EPP, S&D, ECR and ALDE. Continue Reading