28 September 2016

The European Fund for Strategic Investments was established in 2015 to power-charge post-crisis Europe and provide a much-needed impulse for de-carbonising its economies. Yet, during its first year, the fund leveraged EUR 1.5 billion for fossil fuel infrastructure, and 68% of transport investment is destined for carbon-intensive projects. This report shows why the Investment Plan for Europe does not drive the sustainable energy transition.

26 January 2016

This new research shows that EU billions destined to transform the carbon-intensive, inefficient energy systems of central and eastern Europe (CEE) are being misspent. In nine CEE countries only 7 per cent of the 178 billion euros in European Regional Development and Cohesion Funds will be invested into renewables, energy efficiency and SMART grids, and the integration of climate considerations into all plans and projects – as required under EU law – remains superficial.

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