OREANDA-NEWS. The transition to carbon-neutral energy sources caused a rise in prices for blue fuel and provoked disagreements among European countries, some of which are not ready to give up gas and oil. On Wednesday, December 22, the Italian edition of La Stampa reports.

“Brussels has decided to end state aid to the most polluting fossil fuels. This also applies to gas projects that will be approved by the EU only if "they are promising", or will help Eastern Europe to abandon coal, "the journalists said.

In addition, the publication reminded that on the eve of the Deputy Head of the European Commission Margret Vestager ruled out the possibility of abuse in the energy market of the European Union (EU) by Russia.

As Vestager told reporters, at the moment, the department has no data on manipulations by Gazprom. Based on this information, La Stampa invited readers to pay attention to the contradictions that have arisen between opponents and supporters of "green" energy among the EU countries.

“Good intentions in government aid are at odds with a taxonomy stalemate over whether and to what extent the nuclear and gas industries will be considered essential sources for the energy transition. The long-awaited decision was postponed to a later date, ”the publication says.

At the same time, the publication clarifies that the main struggle can go on the "Franco-German axis", since Germany opposes nuclear energy, and France supports this direction of energy.

At the same time, the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said on October 17 that Western politicians made mistakes when switching to alternative energy sources.

Against the background of a fall in energy production with the help of wind turbines on December 22, the price of gas in Europe for the first time during exchange trading exceeded $ 2300 per 1,000 cubic meters. m according to the London stock exchange ICE.