Latvia’s REPowerEU chapters – progress made and necessary investments
May 12, 2023
Most EU countries missed the deadline to submit additional REPowerEU chapters to national recovery and resilience plans on time, including Latvia, where few details about the reasons for the delay have emerged. Here are some ideas on how Latvia can make the best use of EU funds to help decarbonise its energy system and support its citizens.
Transalpine oil pipeline expansion: REPowerEU funds must not swell the coffers of energy crisis profiteers
April 19, 2023
Using EU funds, the Czech government plans to provide EUR 114 million for the expansion of the Transalpine (TAL) oil pipeline, which links the Italian port of Trieste with refineries in Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic. The project raises concerns about its compliance with EU legislation as well as its environmental and economic sustainability.
REPowerEU – a new opportunity to finance energy transformation
March 24, 2023
This factsheet shows how the REPowerEU strategy can provide a new opportunity for the EU to move away from fossil fuels and support clean, sustainable energy for its citizens.
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March 13, 2023
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ONG-urile cer autorităților să le consulte pe tema PNRR și REPowerEU
February 17, 2023
Mai multe organizații neguvernamentale cer Ministerului Investițiilor Europene transparență în aplicarea PNRR. Peste 20 de ONG-uri solicită …
REPowerEU deal is a blow to a more climate-oriented energy policy in central and eastern Europe
December 22, 2022
Six months after the proposal was put forward, a deal was struck by EU negotiators on the financial leg of the REPoweREU plan, the EU’s strategy to cope with the energy crisis and phase Russian fuels out of the market. National governments will be invited to quickly add new chapters to their recovery plans, which is potentially good news and a chance to further invest in the energy transition. However, Member States must avoid falling into the trap of fossil fuels, which are making a comeback in the palette of investments eligible for EU funds.
Public participation at stake in participatory processes in the EU
December 16, 2022
The end of 2022 coincides with the conclusion of the preparation of the 2021-2027 cohesion policy. Soon, the European Commission will approve the last partnership agreements and operational programmes outlining the investment priorities and specific objectives for the following years. At the same time, there are other important processes to follow at the European and national levels.
Less haste, more speed: The European Parliament must support renewables *and* nature
December 12, 2022
This Wednesday, the European Parliament plenary will vote on changes to the Renewable Energy Directive. But the proposals seriously undermine environmental safeguards and set impossibly tight deadlines.
Cum vor fi direcționate cele 1,39 miliarde euro suplimentare pentru România din pachetul RePowerEU/ Ministerul Energiei: Vor fi alocate pentru producția din surse regenerabile/Este luată în calcul și hidroenergia
December 9, 2022
Prin pachetul de finanțare RepowerEU România urmează să primească aproape SDi1,4 miliarde euro, fonduri nerambursabile, pentru a-și …
Romanian decision-makers try to misuse REPowerEU funds for illegal hydropower plants
November 30, 2022
This briefing describes how Romania’s Parliament and Government are again pushing to legalise illegal hydropower projects in protected areas using new opportunities for funding under the REPowerEU chapter of the EU recovery fund. It shows how a new dra