Where the grass is less green. Public funding for energy in the European Neighbourhood Policy
Study | 7 April 2016
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 study examines EU financing for the energy sector in 16 countries of the European Neighbourhood between 2007 and 2014.
The goal of the analysis is to compare the support for unsustainable sources of energy (such as fossil fuels and nuclear power) versus that of renewables and energy savings and provide a reality check about the extent to which the EU’s decarbonisation goals are promoted within the ENP region.