Beyond Fossil Fuels is a collective civil society campaign committed to ensuring all of Europe’s electricity is generated from fossil-free, renewable energy by 2035. It expands and builds upon the Europe Beyond Coal campaign, and its goal of a coal-free Europe in power and heat by 2030 at the latest.
The Beyond Fossil Fuels campaign consists of over sixty partner organisations from across European civil society. It is coordinated and supported by the campaign secretariat based in Berlin, and is overseen by a Campaign Steering Committee.
Our vision is of a European energy system predominantly powered by wind and solar energy, that minimises waste, and maximises efficiency through the electrification of heating, industry and transport, the insulation of buildings and delivery of power via smart technology. This system-wide transformation should be ambitious and fair, protecting people, communities and nature, and result in the dismantling of the fossil fuel industry that drives up costs, finances armed conflicts, damages our health, undermines our democracies, and is responsible for environmental destruction and worsening climate change.
The Beyond Fossil Fuels campaign is funded by the European Climate Foundation, ClimateWorks and the Schwab charitable foundation. It is legally a part of Climate Action Network Europe, which is based in Brussels. The campaign has close ties with Beyond Coal campaigns in the U.S., Australia, Korea and Japan.