Slovenia, Spain, the Netherlands, France, Poland and Germany want to exit the Energy Charter Treaty as it is not in line with Paris climate goals. Twelve organizations, including SOMO, are calling on Frans Timmermans and the EU Commission to take leadership and propose a coordinated EU withdrawal.
COP27: EU adoption of a “modernised” Energy Charter Treaty would open door to more climate chaos
The Netherlands wants to exit Energy Charter Treaty
In a parliamentary debate on Tuesday, Dutch minister of Energy and Climate Rob Jetten spoke out in favour of exiting the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). In doing so, he responded to a broad call from…
Even a modernised Energy Charter Treaty is a hurdle to reach climate goals
Urgent call to the Dutch government: exit the Energy Charter Treaty now
Urgenda, SOMO, Greenpeace, the Dutch labour union FNV and eight other organisations are appealing urgently to the Dutch government to “join as many countries as possible in stepping out of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT)”….
The Energy Charter Treaty
Pull the plug on the Energy Charter Treaty
Research undermines billion euro “compensation” claims by German energy companies for Dutch coal phase-out
German energy giants RWE and Uniper are using the Energy Charter Treaty to seek compensation for poor investment decisions in the Netherlands. The billion-euro claims the companies have filed against the Dutch government in response…
Seeking compensation for stranded assets
Busting the myths around the Energy Charter Treaty
This week, members of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) will hold their annual conference and assess ongoing attempts to reform the controversial agreement. Amidst growing concerns that the ECT undermines urgent climate action, its corporate…
Electric vehicles are a good thing – but not if everybody owns one
As the EU prepares to formally approve a new regulation to improve the sustainability of batteries used in electric vehicles, SOMO has published a powerful set of data visualisations showing the huge planned increase in…