A critical flaw in the design of an EU law on energy infrastructure has helped the fossil fuel industry pocket over €1 billion in EU taxpayer funds for gas projects, according to new analysis from Friends of the Earth Europe and Food & Water Action Europe.
10 reasons the EU and governments must quit the Energy Charter Treaty
The Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) is a major obstacle to fast and effective action on the climate and environmental crisis and should be disbanded. This little-known treaty from the 1990s grants sweeping rights to big corporations. The fossil fuel industry is using it to sue governments and sabotage the energy transition.
Europe urgently needs to transition to clean and safe renewable energy. To prevent the worst effects of climate change, this transition needs to be very fast. However, lack of public support is currently slowing down the energy transition.