13 July 2020
Electrification Alliance letter on channeling the resources of the Just Transition Fund towards renewable, smart and electric-based solutions to deliver a green recovery and fair transition
The Just Transition Fund (JTF) is a key pillar of the Green Deal to address the disproportionate effects that the energy transition may have on some regions, jobs and economic activities in the EU. In particular, the JTF offers a lifeline to Europe’s most vulnerable regions and is essential to support those with a different starting point in the decarbonisation journey.
To be an instrument of solidarity, the Fund must accelerate the deployment of clean solutions that deliver decarbonisation, are cost-effective and create the jobs and skills of the future in coal regions and across the EU. These solutions include smart electric based solutions and related infrastructure1, renewables, circular economy and environmental remediation.
The members of the Electrification Alliance call on the European Parliament to ensure that the JTF supports the deployment of renewable, smart and electric-based solutions rather than any unsustainable continued use of fossil fuels, including natural gas.
Read the joint letter