Since the early 1990s, the EU has actively sought the development of both the oil and gas sectors in former Soviet republics. Energy security, the cornerstone of the EU’s foreign policy became the driving force behind the European Neighbourhood Policy. Investments through the EU’s Neighbourhood Policy Instrument and public banks have supported the development of unsustainable energy systems in most Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries. Like in other countries, the EaP region received more for fossil fuels than renewable sources of energy.
A Bankwatch research into the EU's development funds for neighbouring regions finds that considerably more European taxpayer money is supporting fossil fuels than facilitating a sustainable energy transition.
This infographic belongs to a report presented in November 2015 to the European Parliament.
EU leaders repeatedly voice commitments to spearhead the global effort to tackle climate change, primarily through long-term decarbonisation targets. But a Bankwatch research into the EU's development funds for neighbouring regions finds that considerably more European taxpayer money is supporting fossil fuels than facilitating a sustainable energy transition.
Countries of the European Neighbourhood have received a boost to their energy sectors in the last decade, thanks in part to the prominent role played by the EU as a catalyst of both policy reforms and financing. This paper is the executive summary of an upcoming study that examines EU financing for the energy sector in 16 countries of the European Neighbourhood between 2007 and 2014.
Between 2007-2014, Ukraine received from EU public institutions over EUR 2.5 billion for 56 projects in the country’s energy sector. This is the highest amount of support for the energy sector among all countries of the European Neighbourhood Policy, both by volume and number of investments. Only 15 per cent of that support went to combating inefficient energy use or to developing local sustainable energy sources. The focus of EU financial support has remained on ‘traditional’ sources of energy.
Ponad 247 mln euro z funduszy unijnych trafi w województwie podlaskim w latach 2015-2020 na szeroko rozumiane kwestie ekologiczne.
- Pod względem wsparcia dla energetyki odnawialnej zapisy podlaskiego Regionalnego Programu Operacyjnego mogłyby być wzorem dla innych województw – mówi Julia Krzyszkowska, ekspertka ds. funduszy europejskich CEE Bankwatch Network i Polskiej Zielonej Sieci.
Construirea unui nou grup energetic la Rovinari va face ca România să se adâncească şi mai mult în dependenţa de cărbune, a declarat astăzi Ioana Ciută, coordonator campanie pe energie în cadrul reţelei Bankwatch.
Kiev - Today a Kiev court ruled in favour of a defamation lawsuit brought by the Ukrainian state against a civil society organisation, thus backing the government's attempts to suppress public debate on the country's ageing nuclear fleet.