Renewables and community energy get support, but so do fossil fuels, while energy efficiency – among our most crucial tools right now – is undervalued. The European Commission can turn the intentionally vague rules around fossil fuel subsidies into a powerful tool for climate action – if it chooses to do so.
Ms Merkel’s Marvelous V-Recovery – German Development of turnover in August 2020: -1.3% on the previous month
Turnover in the non-financial business economy in Germany was down slightly in August 2020 compared with July 2020 Read here
CommonSpace: Exiled former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont tells why the Spanish state must undergo ‘de-Francoisation’
Speaking at the Beyond Borders festival during a surprise visit to Scotland, Puigdemont emphasised that a Francoist culture persists in the Spanish “deep state” Read here
According to Paolo Gentiloni, the EU’s economics commissioner, “We never counted on a ‘V-shaped’ recovery. Now we know for sure that we will not have one.” Read here