EU investigates restructuring support for Romanian energy firm

Complexul Energetic (CE) Hunedoara, a state-owned electricity and heat producer, has been in financial difficulty since 2013

EU approves Italy’s €4.7bn public support for biofuels

Italy’s plans to provide €4.7 billion (£4.2bn) of public support for advanced biomethane and biofuels have been approved by the European Commission. The scheme, which will run until 2022, supports the production and distribution of second and third-generation biofuels for use in transport. Under the project, producers of advanced biomethane and biofuels receive a premium […]

EU greenlights €70m German scheme for electric buses

The German Government’s €70 million (£62m) public support scheme for electric buses and charging infrastructure has been approved by the European Commission. The initiative will support public transport operators until the end of 2021, covering additional costs for buying electric and plug-in hybrid buses rather than conventional diesel buses. To qualify for the support, operators […]

British public support for fracking ‘drops significantly’

Support for fracking has “fallen significantly” in the UK over the last year. A total of 41% of people believe fracking should not be allowed in the country, according to a survey by YouGov for the University of Nottingham. However 37% of the 4,500 people questioned said shale gas exploration should be given the go […]