Energy infrastructure rules changed at last minute

Draft rules balancing the EU’s energy infrastructure needs against environmental protection were amended just days before the European Commission published its ‘connecting Europe’ package, ENDS has learnt.

The energy part of the package, published on Wednesday, suggests the EU should spend €9.1bn of its central funds on new energy infrastructure by 2020 and make a series of changes to the permitting regime for critical, cross-border projects.

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