Green energy industry demands withdrawal from Energy Charter Treaty

A post-Cold War trade and investment treaty threatens to derail EU climate ambitions by giving fossil fuel investors recourse to “obscure private arbitration procedures”, a renewable energy trade group warned on Monday, calling on EU lawmakers to withdraw from it.

by Robert Hodgson
Gas pipes bound for the Nord Stream 2 fossil gas pipeline: Green industry is worried that the ECT gives fossil fuel investors recourse to “obscure private arbitration procedures”. Photo: Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images
Gas pipes bound for the Nord Stream 2 fossil gas pipeline: Green industry is worried that the ECT gives fossil fuel investors recourse to “obscure private arbitration procedures”. Photo: Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images

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