The greatest challenge of the Fit for 55 package is to guarantee that each Member State will benefit from the energy transition. That's why the Commission launched the Social Climate Fund. However, vulnerable categories risk to fall under extra pressure.
Eastern Partnership Countries are making progress towards a low-carbon future, committing to support the ambitious EU's goals. Still many challenges remain, especially related to energy efficiency and regulatory framework.
With the newly-launched Fit for 55 package, the European Commission aims to decrease emissions from transport by 9% by 2050. However a lack of ambition and recognition of some factors risk to turn the CEE region into a graveyard for old and polluting cars.
Seven out of 44 European coal regions are located in Poland and although Upper Silesia is the most well-known among them, Aleksander Szpor, from the Instrat Foundation mentions another one which is becoming prominent in the just transition process.
Arkadiusz Sekściński, Vice-President of the Management Board of PGNiG for Development speaks about the company's plan for the next 2-3 years to create a coherent chain of hydrogen competencies that will allow to meet the challenges of the European Green Deal.
The European Commission has adopted the long-awaited set of proposals known as the Fit for 55 package. CEE is welcoming the package but several concerns were raised regarding a lack of ambitions and fundings.
Bulgaria, as the hosting country of the Three Seas Initiative Summit has put again on the table the debate around the role of natural gas and nuclear in the energy transition. Is the country on track to reach carbon neutrality?
For BCG, the private sector can act as a powerful agent in solving global problems. Larry Fink, chairman and CEO of BlackRock is putting this theory of change into action, investing in companies that integrate sustainability into their business strategy.
Under the slogan Together. Resilient. Europe., Slovenia has assumed the presidency of the EU Council for the next six months. A crucial moment under an energy perspective, with the Fit for 55 package expected to be adopted this month and a series of directives’ revisions.
On 3 July, Europeans waved goodbye to many single-use plastic items. Samy Porteron, Programme Manager at ECOS writes about the lack of dedicated laws and standards and the unique window of opportunity in front of which politicians and industry players stand to help curb plastic pollution.
Alessandro Bartelloni, FuelsEurope Director speaks about the main advantages of low-carbon liquid fuels, what to expect from the upcoming EU directives' revisions and the importance of taking into account the social aspect of the transition.
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