Reports & Briefings

In September 2016 the European Commission published its proposal for the prolongation of the EFSI until
2020, to be achieved by amending the existing regulation. We welcome several improvements. However,
as organisations monitoring closely the creation and implementation of the Investment Plan for Europe,
we believe that the proposed changes are not sufficient to genuinely tackle the challenges and
shortcomings identified in the EFSI first year of operations.

Following the publication of our report Best Laid Plans which analysed the 93 projects approved until July
2016 under the Infrastructure and Innovation Window (IIW), this briefing informs the ongoing
negotiations on the EFSI’s prolongation, providing for key recommendations for EU decision makers to
ensure the EFSI will contribute to a sustainable future for European citizens.

pdf EFSI 2.0: Make it climate proof, additional and transparent (879 KB)

Latest Publications

  • Coal is out. Are the Western Balkans in?

    Are EU member-states in Southeast Europe ready for timely and just transition beyond coal? For the Western Balkans, membership hopefuls, the question is how much longer can public subsidies and Chinese loans keep coal zombie alive at growing cost to health, livelihoods, and the environment?
  • Submission - Feedback on ENTSOS' Proposals for TYNDP 2022 Storylines

    Future energy infrastructure planning in Europe needs to be fully aligned with the Paris Agreement. CAN Europe recommends to increase variation of TYNDP 2022 storylines by assessing higher ambition of greenhouse gas emission reductions. In order to reach the 1.5°C target of the Paris Agreement, a trajectory towards net-zero emissions in 2040 should be assessed. Instead of primarily opposing “decentralised” and “global” solutions in the TYNDP 2022 storylines, at least one scenario should analyse how to prepare European energy infrastructure for a 100% renewable energy system in the most efficient way, combining the best out of both “decentralised” and “global” futures.
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