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Leaving Energy Charter Treaty triggers fossil-fuel sunset clause, EU Commission warns

By Stefano Porciello
  • 25 Oct 2022 11:54
  • 25 Oct 2022 11:54
Withdrawing from the Energy Charter Treaty would leave fossil-fuel investments protected for a further 20 years, the European Commission has warned, whereas reforming the agreement could lead to a quicker phaseout.

The commission risks losing EU unity as several member countries withdraw unilaterally from the ECT. President Emmanuel Macron said on

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Stefano Porciello


Stefano is a MLex Correspondent based in Brussels covering energy and climate. Before joining MLex, he worked in communication for the Foundation for European Progressive Studies. He had previously worked as a freelancer in Italy and completed a traineeship at the European Parliament. Stefano holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and European Studies from the University of Florence.

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