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EU Nations Make Last-Ditch Bid to Stop Green Label for Gas

  • The Netherlands, Austria, Sweden and Denmark sign letter
  • Commission is due to adopt gas, nuclear proposal Wednesday
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Four countries made a last-minute plea for the European Union to keep its coveted green label off some natural gas projects, highlighting divisions over how to manage the energy transition.

In a letter sent to the European Commission, the Netherlands, Austria, Sweden and Denmark argued there’s a lack of scientific evidence to include gas in the so-called taxonomy. The nations asked the bloc’s executive arm to reconsider the plan just a day before it’s expected to be adopted, following consultations with experts and member states.