MEPs vote to allow CEF fossil fuels funding

Environmentalists have slammed MEPs for backing continued subsidies for fossil fuel infrastructure

Environmentalists have slammed MEPs for backing continued subsidies for fossil fuel infrastructure after lawmakers rejected proposals to ensure funding for energy infrastructure is in line with the EU’s climate goals.

The vote in Parliament on Thursday was “another nail in the coffin of a liveable planet,” said Friends of the Earth Europe campaigner Antoine Simon.

The European Parliament’s industry and energy (ITRE) and transport (TRAN) committees agreed their position on the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) infrastructure fund for the 2021-2027 period. The CEF finances trans-European energy, transport and communications networks such as the EU’s energy infrastructure ‘projects of common interest’.

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