9th Jun 2023


Report: EU to propose €584bn energy grid upgrade plan

Adapting Europe's energy grid to a system largely run on renewable power will cost €584bn between now and 2030, according to a leaked EU Commission document seen by news agency Reuters. The commission is set to publish an action plan to build smart grids able to respond faster to intermittent local-supply fluctuations associated with wind and solar power.

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EU's proposed ethics body 'toothless', say campaigners

Transparency campaigners say the new ethics body proposed by the European Commission will do little to prevent corruption at the EU institutions. The proposal comes six months after allegations of a Qatari corruption affair involving a former European Parliament vice-president.


The 'BlackRock exemption' has no place in the EU's due diligence directive

With the EU's Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive, there's an opportunity to harness the power of investment for truly sustainable activities. But to do this, it must not allow the 'BlackRock exemption' and instead cover institutional investors and asset managers.

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