Slovakian draft Recovery plan would allocate €3 billion for green, climate-friendly investment. But it can still do much better on energy efficiency, transport and participation.
In Czechia, a citizens-based initiative for the development of small-scale renewables is applying for funding from the Modernization Fund. By doing so, it shows that a decentralised and [...]
Czechia is side-lining civil society from the planning of its Just Transition funding. This is a blatant breach of the Partnership Principle.
Big polluters will receive a major share of the Czech Modernisation Fund, thereby delaying the transformation towards a more decentralised and democratised energy system.
The Just Transition Fund is supposed to support local businesses in carbon intensive regions. In Czechia, a network of political-industrial elites might instead derail EU funding to the benefit [...]
Draft regional funds spending plans would support community owned renewable energy projects. This will increase the acceptance of renewables and trigger further private investments in a [...]
While one third of primary energy consumption in Hungary takes place in residential buildings, EU-funded programs leave more than 95% of homes without any meaningful contribution to boost their [...]
While planning a just transition, Hungary needs to prevent the side-lining of local communities. Furthermore, the country might allocate a big share of its Just Transition and Modernization [...]
Flanders region plans to spend €93 million of Recovery money on new public transport infrastructure. At a first glance, this looks like a good opportunity; but in reality part of this budget will [...]