May 22, 2017
An uneven investment strategy across the EU’s 28 Member States and a lack of added value by one of its main financial tools means that the EIB puts the EU at risk of not meeting its climate targets under the Paris Agreement, according to a new briefing from Counter Balance and CEE Bankwatch Network.
April 27, 2017
Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine is still suffering from the trauma of the world’s worst civil nuclear accident at Chernobyl but has nonetheless turned the hazardous fuel into the backbone of its energy portfolio. Source: Ukraine clings to nuclear power despite Ch
March 22, 2017
Renewable energy advocates are hailing the beginning of a new era for wind and solar power, which are finally becoming competitive at market prices with the advent of the latest generation of technologies. Source: bne IntelliNews – EU’s eastern half sl
January 24, 2017
The Nenskra hydropower plant in Georgia – briefing for the directors of the European Investment Bank
January 24, 2017
January 20, 2017
An inquiry from Polish and European NGOs to the EIB about its planned support of EUR 250 million for the modernisation and extension of Polish utility Energa’s electricity distribution network.
January 13, 2017
In September 2016 the European Commission published its proposal for the prolongation of the EFSI until 2020, to be achieved by amending the existing regulation. We welcome several improvements, but are concerned that they fall short of properly tackling the challenges and shortcomings identified, namely to provide additionality and catalyse the unambiguous move to reduce GHG reductions. On the basis of our in depth report Best Laid Plans, which analysed the 93 projects approved until July 2016 and further analysis of the EFSI entire portfolio till the end of 2016 under the Infrastructure and Innovation Window (IIW), we consider that the EFSI regulation needs considerable improvements in the energy area.
December 8, 2016
The briefing makes recommendations for the European Investment Bank’s methodology for calculating greenhouse gas emissions, which is currently under review. It also provides case studies that illustrate the shortcomings of the bank’s current approach – most notably its strategy towards supporting gas projects.
December 1, 2016
While it may seem like a gesture to coal-dependent countries such as Poland, the Winter Package of EU energy market rules, presented yesterday (30 November), will make using coal subsidies more difficult.
November 8, 2016
We welcome the AIIB’s decision to open the Energy Issues Note for public comment and the disclosure of the draft document under ‘Operational Policies’ on its website. However, to date, it is not clear whether the final product – the AIIB’s Energy Secto