Pia Eberhardt

Pia Eberhardt

Pia Eberhardt is a researcher and campaigner with the Brussels-based campaign group Corporate Europe Observatory.

Articles by this author

The Sherburne County (Sherco) Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant owned by Xcel Energy and located in Becker, Minnesota. (Photo: Tony Webster/Flickr/cc) Views
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
This Obscure Energy Treaty Is the Greatest Threat to the Planet You’ve Never Heard Of
On 4 February the German energy giant RWE announced it was suing the government of the Netherlands . The crime? Proposing to phase out coal from the country’s electricity mix. The company, which is Europe’s biggest emitter of carbon, is demanding €1.4bn in ‘compensation’ from the country for loss...
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"While the trade war makes the front pages, these shouting matches over steel and peanut butter tariffs distract everyone from examining the more serious problems of today’s trade regime." (Photo: Cari Green, US Forest Service, CC 2.0.) Views
Monday, August 27, 2018
The Trade Deal Which Fines Governments for Acting on Climate Change
Twenty years ago, and without any public debate, an arcane international agreement entered into force. The Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) gives sweeping powers to foreign investors in the energy sector, including the peculiar privilege to directly sue states in secret international tribunals...
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