Leaked EU sustainability rules provoke storm of protest over gas ‘loopholes’

The European Commission is planning to give the green seal of approval to investments in certain uses of natural gas, and has watered down a CO2 emissions limit for hydrogen production, according to leaked documents that have sparked alarm among climate activists.

by Robert Hodgson
A gas pipeline station in Primda, Czechia. Leaked commission plans could see certain 'gaseous and liquid fuels' labelled as green. Photo: Michal Cizek/AFP via Getty Images
A gas pipeline station in Primda, Czechia. Leaked commission plans could see certain 'gaseous and liquid fuels' labelled as green. Photo: Michal Cizek/AFP via Getty Images

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