New EU cross-border energy infrastructure rules end support for oil and gas projects

The Council has adopted a revised Trans-European Networks for Energy Regulation, which also introduces mandatory sustainability criteria for all projects

Italy’s CAP Group secures €100m EU green loan to upgrade water infrastructure

It will also use the financing to improve its water and sewerage network, implement circular economy projects and reduce emissions

EU commits €1bn to protect the ocean

It renewed its pledge towards international ocean governance, with almost €500m to be invested in research, development and innovation in seed funding over the 2021-2023 period

EU to fund Bulgaria’s €6.3bn recovery plan

Bulgaria aims to triple renewable generation and cut GHG emissions from the power sector by 40%

EU considering further sanctions on Russia

Whether these will include Russian energy is still being debated

Climate transition: EU grants €1.1bn funded by revenues from Emissions Trading System

The projects are deploying low carbon technologies at industrial scale, covering key sectors such as hydrogen, steel, chemicals, cement, solar energy, biofuels and CCS

EU Commission opens two new labs for vehicle emissions testing

The Vehicle Emissions Laboratory will enable emissions testing in regulated and simulated real driving conditions and allow the Commission to determine whether vehicles comply with relevant emissions regulations

European Commission launches €100m low carbon fund

The fund will be made available to small-scale projects that slash GHG emissions

EU raids companies involved in natural gas in Germany

While the Commission did not name any of the companies raided, reports allege two of them were Gazprom Germania and Wingas, both subsidiaries of Russia’s state-owned gas supplier Gazprom

Destination Earth: Digital replica of the planet to help tackle climate change

Supported with an initial €150m, it aims to help monitor, model and predict natural and human activity as well as develop and test scenarios for more sustainable development