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EU energy transition struggles in Central Europe

Several Central and Eastern European countries are blocking an agreement on increased caron reduction targets because of lack of a clarity on EU funding Several Central and Eastern European countries are blocking an agreement on increased caron reduction targets because of lack of a clarity on EU funding.
By Christian Ernhede 10 October 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation 0 34663
The Patnow coal-fired power plant in Poland. (Zepak)

The key issue: The incoming European Commission is facing resistance from Central Europe as it works to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and increase the interim 2030 emissions reduction targets.

Interfax analysis: Some Central and Eastern European EU member states are reluctant to commit to becoming carbon neutral by 2050, meaning the new European Commission may face significant roadblocks in implementing its proposed Green Deal. The interim goal of increasing the bloc’s emission reduction target for 2030 towards 55% below 1990 levels is also meeting...