Greece’s €166.7m public support for LNG terminal granted EU approval

The Greek authorities confirmed the LNG terminal would be apt to use for hydrogen and believe the project would contribute to a cleaner mix through increased use of gas instead of coal

EU approves €254m Romanian aid to upgrade district heating system

The district heating system in Bucharest is the largest of its kind in the EU and the second largest in the world, serving 1.2m people

EU approves €150m Romanian scheme to support district heating systems

Romania will provide funding for district heating installations and distribution networks based exclusively on renewable energy sources

EU investigates €95m Polish aid for LG Chem’s EV battery plant expansion

In 2017, the company decided to invest more than €1bn in the production capacity of EV batteries at its existing plant in the Dolnoślaskie region of Poland

EU approves €64m Polish support for waste-to-energy plant

The facility is expected to help divert around 160,000 tons of waste from landfill

EU greenlights Germany’s €431m public support for greener vehicles

That includes support for rubbish trucks as well as delivery and cleaning vehicles

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 […]