CEE Bankwatch Network additional input for the EEAG public consultation
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Official document | 12 January 2021
Bankwatch welcomes the EEAG review and hopes that the opportunity is well used to prevent environmentally harmful subsidies.
In our opinion the fitness check did not fully capture all the issues at stake, particularly with regard to ensuring that the provisions on compliance with EU environmental legislation are fulfilled. Nor does the questionnaire adequately capture what we would like to convey regarding the revision. Some topics are not covered at all, such as capacity mechanisms and renewable energy cooperatives, while other questions are formulated in a way that does not allow us to answer in the way we would like, eg. by including low-carbon and renewable hydrogen under the same question, or by including too narrow options for multiple choice questions. Some questions are also too broad to generate meaningful answers, eg. on whether competitive bidding should be the general rule for granting aid.
We have therefore prepared this annex to summarise the improvements that are needed in the EEAG based on our experience.