Germany prioritises its renewables build-out, electric vehicles and hydrogen in a Covid-19 recovery plan that seeks to extend the Energiewende from the power sector to the rest of the economy.
The UK was one of the strongest pro-nuclear voices in the EU. The loss of its large number of Council votes has left France without a strong ally and opened a path for Germany to block public funding for new nuclear plants.
Policy decisions on how electricity bills are constructed have a much clearer impact on consumer costs than the rate at which countries are making the transition to renewables.
Heat pumps provide energy-efficient heating and cooling and are one of the most effective technologies available to decarbonise buildings.
As MEPs and governments thrash out the details of the Just Transition Fund, it is important they ensure the fund helps deliver on the target of a 55% cut in emissions by 2030.
Parties should give voters tangible economic reasons to support policies that benefit the environment.