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Forests and Climate Change

Open Letter opposing the Energy Charter Treaty and the proposed inclusion of biomass energy in it

7 Jul, 2021

Energy Charter Treaty: Including bioenergy within its remit would make this harmful treaty even worse The Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) allows investors in the energy sector based in one member state to sue the government of another current or former member over almost any decisions and policies that might harm their profits. For example, energy giants RWE and Uniper are using the ECT to claim billions of Euros in compensation for alleged losses due to the Dutch coal phase-out. It …

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