2030 Framework for Climate and Energy

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The 2030 Framework for Climate and Energy was conceived as an extension and continuation of the 2020 EU Climate and Energy Package, whereby Member States in 2014 agreed on EU-wide climate and energy targets of:

  • a 40% cut in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990 levels
  • at least a 27% share of renewable energy consumption
  • at least 27% energy savings compared with the business-as-usual scenario[1]

These targets, which were concluded to be ideal after thorough economic research into how to achieve decarbonisation and the Union’s long-term environmental goals by 2050. Some legislative proposals in order to achieve these goals include:

  • Reforming the EU Emissions Trading Scheme
  • Increased emphasis to be placed upon the competitiveness and security of the energy system to liberalise and diversify supply, as well as achieve better inter-connection between MS
  • Improved policy coordination for a new governance systems to ensure transparency, policy cohesion between MS and stronger investor certainty[2].
  • https://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/strategies/2030_en
  • https://ec.europa.eu/energy/en/topics/energy-strategy-and-energy-union/2030-energy-strategy