Projects of Common Interest

Projects of Common Interest (PCI) is a category of projects which the European Union has identified as priority for interconnecting Europe better. As such, these projects can receive public money. The newest list contains many gas infrastructure projects, and was unfortunately approved by the European Parliament (in the ITRE committee) in March 2018. Nevertheless, 25% of the MEPs voted against this list (see article on CEO website).

In this Excel Sheet you can find arguments against each single gas projects of the PCI list.

Important to consult are also the fact sheets “Fossil Gas in my Country” for all EU-28 member states:

Austria,
Belgium,
Bulgaria,
Croatia,
Cyprus,
CzechRepublic,
Denmark,
Estonia,
Finland,
France,
Germany,
Greece,
Hungary,
Ireland,
Italy,
Latvia,
Lithuania,
Luxembourg,
Malta,
Netherlands,
Poland,
Portugal,
Romania,
Slovakia,
Slovenia,
Spain,
Sweden,
United Kingdom.

Here is an interactive map of the European Fossil gas landscape

Background information:

Background information on Projects of Common Interest (PCI)

Introduction to EU-28 Facts and Figures about Fossil Gas

Regional Fact Sheets:

Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan (BEMIP) Region

North-South Gas Interconnections in Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe (NSI East) Region

North-South Gas Interconnections in Western Europe (NSI West) Region

Building a gas pipeline or a terminal to import liquefied natural gas today chains us to fossil fuels for the rest of our lives! Instead, we should be building only clean energy infrastructure compatible with the Paris Agreement. EU Projects of Common Interest (PCI) are pieces of energy infrastructure that connect Europe better – in this case with infrastructure for climate-toxic gas. On top of this, the gas demand in Europe is declining.

You are not from an EU country? There is more fossil fuel resistance around the world!