In spite of EU climate goals and soaring gas prices, an EU Modernisation Fund for energy systems has spent €167m over the past year to potentially convert coal-fired heat and power plants to gas.
Burning gas is problematic from climate, energy security, sustainability and health perspectives. Some member states argue that there are no alternatives to provide heat to district heating networks in the short term; we would question how hard they have looked for these alternatives.
You can read the Energy Monitor Op-ed here. Written by Morgan Henly from CEE Bankwatch and Marta Anczewska from CAN Europe.