The Green 10 have written to Vice-President Timmermans in advance of the publication of the REPowerEU package on 18 May:
We strongly support accelerating renewables as part of the EU’s response to Russia’s war in Ukraine, but also we want to share with you deep misgivings about some of the measures suggested.
Failure to push back on false arguments, failure to stick to the European Green Deal, and advancing the wrong measures in the REPowerEU that would allow a roll-back of environmental regulation, ignore citizen voices by side-stepping consultation, and focusing on renewables in protected areas when there are clearly so many better opportunities will together lead to a major public outcry and be fundamentally counter- productive. We call on you to take these points seriously and ensure that the REPowerEU does not undermine the EGD and the hope that citizens see in the EGD and the European Project.
Read the full letter here