Italy’s Recovery plan might allocate €10 billion of EU funding to tax credits that favor fossil gas heating systems in buildings.
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 [...]
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 [...]
The European Regional Development Fund might finance the construction of a road cutting through a nature park, threatening the habitat of the Brown Bear, a protected species.
The Kresna Gorge has the richest biodiversity in Bulgaria. Despite the existence of better alternatives, an EU-funded motorway, that might pass through it, puts this unique biodiversity and local [...]
Agri-food industry might receive lots of Recovery funding for a project which will do little to make industrial agriculture more sustainable. Instead, this money should be used to promote organic [...]
Bulgaria plans to use Recovery funds for switching from coal to gas. This risks increasing fossil gas dependency for households, and making energy transition very expensive.