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Energy infrastructure projects could benefit from risk-mitigating incentives, report says

Energy infrastructure projects could benefit from risk-mitigating incentives, report says


 

The EU’s Projects of Common Interest (PCIs) could benefit from a wide range of risk-mitigating incentives and more fit-for-purpose regulatory treatment, a new report has found. The study, published on Thursday 6 August by the European Commission, said that the PCIs faced a variety of risks––from planning and permitting to the geographical distribution of costs and benefits––and that technical measures such as streamlining cooperation and increasing stakeholder participation could be taken to limit them. Reducing risk would, according to the study, limit the uncertainty faced by promoters and thus reduce financing costs and encourage investment.

 

European Commission