Reports & Briefings

New report by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe and Sandbag reveals Member States are receiving EU energy transition support but not committing to phase-out coal. The draft National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) of 21 EU Member States which still use coal for electricity generation show that only eight are committed to phasing out coal by 2030.

Yet, Member States with no plans to move away from coal are benefiting from various EU schemes intended to support the energy transition away from coal. Still, Member States are asking for more energy transition funding.

The report analyses the prospects for coal in the draft NECPs - a key tool of the EU’s Governance Regulation that aims to ensure each Member State shares the effort in meeting the Union’s 2030 climate and energy targets. The European Commission will issue recommendations in June before the NECPs are finalised by the end of this year - now is the time for Member States to improve their plans.

Read full report here:  pdf Just Transition or Just Talk? (3.20 MB)

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