Briefing for the European Commission: the Polluter Pays Principle in the just transition process – diagnosis and recommendations
October 7, 2021
The Polluter Pays Principle (PPP) is one of the biggest concerns in the implementation of just transition support. This Principle should ensure that polluters bear the costs of their pollution and are incentivised to avoid environmental damage. However
September 2, 2021
Poland is one of the countries in central and eastern Europe that plans to use European funds to finance just transition in their coal regions. In order to receive the funds, these regions will need to prepare Territorial Just Transition Plans (TJTPs).
August 16, 2021
On 27 July, the most polluting coal power plant in Romania was shut down. After more than 50 years in service, the Mintia power plant is closing because it has failed for a long time to comply with the legal emissions limit. The European Commission sent infringement notices to Romania five years in a row for non-compliance with the Industrial Emissions Directive. At the same time, two units at Oltenia Energy Complex, Romania’s largest lignite power producer, will be closed by the end of the year. For Romanian coal power, this is the beginning of the end.
July 23, 2021
“No person and no place are left behind in the energy transition” is the promise that the European Commission made when issuing the EU …
July 8, 2021
This briefing is the third in our series of updates on the Territorial Just Transition Plan (TJTP) preparation process in seven central and eastern European (CEE) countries: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.
June 17, 2021
If official communication about the coal phaseout is any indication about how proper the process will be, we have reason to worry. Over the past weeks, the Romanian government first said they would phase out coal, then came back to say they don’t actually mean all of it.
June 9, 2021
Source: Europe Finalizes Just Transition Fund While Canada Dithers – The Energy Mix
Euractiv: Absența angajamentelor de eliminare a cărbunelui în Europa de Est periclitează tranziția justă
June 8, 2021
Politicile lipsite de ambiție din Europa Centrală și de Est pentru eliminarea cărbunelui periclitează tranziția justă în regiune, iar …
June 7, 2021
Липсата на по-амбициозни стратегии в страни като Чехия, Румъния и Полша помрачава амбициите на ЕС за поетапно премахване на въглищата
June 7, 2021
Unambitious coal phase-out policies in central and eastern Europe threaten the just transition in the region and the European Commission …