Reuters: Analysis: Europe’s Green Revolution? Italy’s spending plans raise doubts

The European Union is billing its 750-billion-euro pandemic Recovery Fund as the opportunity of the century to transform the region’s economy and help it lead the world in reducing carbon emissions.

But a closer look by environmentalists at the spending plans prepared by Italy – the biggest recipient of EU cash – raises questions about how green Rome’s contribution will be, how it will be measured and even what investments can be classed as “green”.

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An electric car is plugged in at a charging point for electric vehicles in Rome

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