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EU announces €4bn state aid to back battery and green tech factories

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🗞️ Driving the news: The European Union has announced a significant investment of €4 billion in state aid to support the construction of factories for electric batteries, heat pumps, and solar panels
This initiative aims to bolster the production of green technologies within the EU

🔭 The context: This funding is part of the EU's broader strategy to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 and reduce dependence on Chinese technology
It includes €902 million for Swedish battery producer Northvolt to build a factory in Germany and €2.5 billion for various clean tech factories in France

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: This investment underscores the EU's commitment to green technology and reducing greenhouse gas emissions

⏭️ What's next: By localizing production, the EU aims to decrease reliance on imports and foster a more sustainable, self-reliant green technology sector

💬 One quote: “The production of net zero equipment in Europe is of strategic interest for the European economy and society. It has immense importance for achieving our goals in clean mobility, sustainability, and competitiveness,” (Margrethe Vestager,  executive vice-president of the European Commission)

📈 One stat: The €4 billion investment is part of broader efforts totaling €9.1 billion across the EU to enhance green technology production

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