Volt is disappointed Malta’s MEPs didn’t vote against natural gas being labelled as a green by the EU.

Volt is disappointed Malta’s MEPs didn’t vote against natural gas being labelled as a green by the EU.

06 Jul 2022
Volt Malta is disappointed, considering that Malta is in a very risky position with regards to climate change, with UNESCO having just warned Malta to
  • Vote was against labelling both natural gas and nuclear energy being labelled green (Couldn’t vote on them separately)
  • From PN Casa Abstained
  • From PL, Agius Saliba, Sant and Cutajar voted to label them green
  • Unclear what Engerer voted yet.
  • Volt MEP Damian Boeselager voted against natural gas & nuclear being labelled as green.

Volt Malta is deeply disappointed by how Malta’s MEPs voted on the EU Commissions Green Taxonomy proposal which labels both natural gas and nuclear energy as green sustainable investments.

A motion was presented to the European Parliament to ensure that the two sources of energy are not labelled green, however, that motion failed to gather the majority of support, with mostly the far right, conservatives, liberals and some social democrats among others voting to keep them green.

‘‘Unfortunately, it wasn’t possible to vote for nuclear energy separately from natural gas on this’’, added Arnas Lasys. ‘‘However nuclear energy shouldn’t be labelled green at the expense of also natural gas being labelled green.

From the Labour Party, Agius Saliba, Sant and Cutajar voted to keep the green label on natural gas & nuclear energy

Meanwhile from the Nationalists, Casa abstained. 

Volt Malta is disappointed, considering that Malta is in a very risky position with regards to climate change, with UNESCO having just warned Malta to prepare for tsunamis within the next 30 years. 

Instead of leading the way for a green future, Malta’s MEPs are crossing their fingers and hoping for the best. Volt calls for an explanation from Malta’s MEPs for how they voted.