The European Commission has cleared a EUR 450m Estonian scheme to subsidise renewable electricity projects over the next 10 years, including switching existing fossil fuel-fired plants to renewables, it said
News, indicators and facts of the work of the Green Fiscal Policy Network and our partners in Estonia.
14.11.2018 – As countries negotiate rules for offsetting airline emissions in Montreal, the EU should reserve its right to impose stronger regional policies. Replacing the EU ETS with Carbon Offsetting and
20.10.2018 – The Ministry of the Environment is planning to restore the subsidy for the purchase of electric cars, but make it available exclusively to businesses this time. Read the full
09.11.2018 – According to the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), an EU advisory body, the EU’s next multi-annual budget (2021-2027) should dedicate 40% of spending to the low-carbon economy and
25.10.2018 – The European Parliament voted in favor of new rules on road use charges in the EU to guarantee equal treatment of road users and to help Member States reach
23.10.2018 – Global asset manager Schroders launched its Climate Progress Dashboard in 2017 predicting the EU is on path for a temperature rise of 4°C.Despite the bright spark of strong carbon
The 2013 OECD Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures for Fossil Fuels identifies and estimates direct budgetary transfers and tax expenditures relating to fossil fuel production and consumption.
Reforming environmentally harmful subsidies for a resource efficient Europe (IEEP, IVM, Ecologic, VITO)
This study for the European Commission (DG Environment) identifies and examines cases of environmentally harmful subsidies (EHS) across a range of environmental sectors and issues in EU Member States. The study also analyses examples
This study by IVM, VITO, IEEP and BIO for the European Commission identifies and quantifies government support to fossil fuels in the EU-28. The study finds that significant support is