Council must back Commission plans to end coal aid



Posted on 20 July 2010  | 
Brussels, Belgium - The European Commission adopted a legislative proposal today which would lead to the end of operating aid for European coal mines within four years. EU governments must not dilute the Commission's plans.

'Today's draft law is a significant improvement on earlier drafts. The Commission has stood up to complacent attitudes and acted in the broader European interest,' said Mark Johnston, Senior Policy Adviser at WWFs European Policy Office. 'Public money must be directed rapidly towards making the green economy flourish and providing genuine climate and energy security.'

Further information:
Mark Johnston, Senior Policy Adviser WWF European Policy Office
Mobile: +32 499 539 732
E-mail: mark.johnston@wwf.panda.org   

Stephanie Rhomberg, Communications and Press Officer Climate & Energy, WWF European Policy Office Mobile: +32 495 273 319
E-mail: srhomberg@wwfepo.org


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