Case studies | 17 May, 2022 | Download PDF
Three case studies on district heating in Dronninglund, Denmark; Marstal, Denmark; and Vienna, Austria provide innovative solutions to successfully decarbonise district heating. These can inspire similar action in other locations across central and eastern Europe.
Comments to (the Romanian language version of) the Spatial Plan of the Republic of Serbia 2021-2035 and to the “Developers’ position on the comments of the neighbouring states”
Policy comments | 12 May, 2022 | Download PDF
Serbia consulted its neighbour, Romania, about the transboundary environmental impact of its national Spatial Plan, supposed to cover the period between 2021 (!) and 2035. This time, with the text of the Spatial Plan in the language of the potentially affected public, i.e. Romanian, as required by the Espoo Convention. Bankwatch Romania submitted written input, highlighting, among others, that the so-called “gradual decarbonisation” mentioned in the Spatial Plan consists in reality of only 2GW additional installed capacity in wind electricity but of 4GW in new lignite and fossil gas capacity. Bankwatch Romania called for a revision of the Plan, which would account for a genuine decarbonisation in line with the Green Agenda goals, which means abandoning new lignite infrastructure plans.
Report | 6 May, 2022 | Download PDF
This report provides an overview of the political youth engagement activities for the development of Territorial Just Transition Plans of twelve EU Member States.
Briefing | 4 May, 2022 | Download PDF
This briefing from Bankwatch and REScoop.eu explains the concept of energy communities and their wide range of benefits. It gives an insight into how their development can be supported at the national and local levels and why Member States should make use of the variety of EU funding streams to support energy communities. It also highlights EU legal definitions and suggests concrete recommendations on how to support them and overcome existing challenges.