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EU Parliament caves to interest groups on natural gas projects

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15.02.2020

Analysis. The package contains 151 infrastructure projects, including 32 gas-related projects that clearly fail to abide by the Green New Deal commitment to promote a European energy sector based renewable sources.

written by Anna Maria Merlo

Topic Climate change

PARIS

February 15, 2020

It will be a long uphill road for the European Green New Deal, one of the European Commission’s commitments under Ursula von der Leyen. The result of Wednesday’s vote in the European Parliament was a striking example of how difficult that promise will be — and of how much power is held by a web of tangled interests.

The MEPs voted on a motion put forward by the Greens and the United Left to veto the list of common interest projects to be financed under the Connecting Europe Facility program, the fourth list put forward by the Commission (something it does every two years). The list was finalized on Oct. 31 by the previous executive, chaired by Jean-Claude Juncker.

The package contains 151 infrastructure projects, including 32 gas-related projects (actually 55, but the Commission........

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