EU national climate plans well below par, study reveals

By |maj 16th, 2019|2030 climate and energy targets, 2050 climate strategy, Energy Union governance, National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), News|

Of the 28 draft national energy and climate plans submitted by EU member states, not a single one is on a pathway to reach net-zero emission by 2050, according to a fresh analysis published on Thursday (16 May).

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EU strikes early morning deal on energy governance bill

By |junij 20th, 2018|2030 climate and energy targets, clean energy package, Energy Union governance, News|

Negotiators from the European Commission, Parliament, and Council struck a deal on the energy union governance regulation after an all-night session where they agreed to “consider” a net-zero carbon emission goal by 2050, with a carbon budget.

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The EU needs to walk the talk on the Paris Climate Agreement

By |junij 19th, 2018|COP24, decarbonisation, Energy Union governance, News, Paris Climate Agreement|

With its objective of reaching greenhouse gas (GHG) neutrality in the second half of this century, the Paris Agreement has been hailed as the most ambitious climate accord to date. But it is only as ambitious and effective as the policies that countrie...

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Claude Turmes MEP: A net-zero emissions target by 2050 will be our red line

By |junij 19th, 2018|2050 climate strategy, Claude Turmes, clean energy package, Energy Roadmap 2050, Energy Union governance, News|

Any country resisting an EU-wide objective to reduce emissions to net-zero by mid-century is essentially “in the same camp as Mr. Trump” when it comes to climate change, says Claude Turmes, the lead European Parliament negotiator on the Energy Union governance proposal.

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The EU needs to walk the talk on the Paris Climate Agreement

By |junij 18th, 2018|2030 climate and energy targets, 2050 climate strategy, Energy Roadmap 2050, Energy Union governance, News, Paris Agreement|

The EU’s Energy Union Governance Regulation is not an EU-level invention or a bureaucratic imposition from Brussels. Instead, it is to a large extent an attempt to translate what several of the EU’s individual member states are already doing on climate and energy policy, writes Lola Vallejo.

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Germany pours cold water on EU’s clean energy ambitions

By |junij 11th, 2018|clean energy package, energy efficiency directive, Energy Union governance, News, Peter Altmaier, Renewable Energy Directive|

Voters across Europe have lost faith in politics partly because of “unachievable targets” on renewable energy, said German Energy Minister Peter Altmaier, rejecting calls from a group of other EU countries to boost the share of renewables to 33-35% of the bloc’s energy mix by 2030.

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EU paves way for final showdown on energy ‘governance’ bill

By |maj 24th, 2018|Claude Turmes, energy poverty, Energy Union, Energy Union governance, EU energy package 2030, News|

European Union legislators made progress Wednesday (23 May) on a draft EU law that sets a “trajectory” for the deployment of renewable energies in Europe and puts in place a “gap-filler” mechanism to ensure the bloc meets its 2030 energy and climate objectives.

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Mayor of Ghent: Climate targets ‘almost impossible’ to meet without cities and regions

By |april 26th, 2018|Covenant of Mayors, Energy Union governance, European Parliament, News, Paris Agreement|

As the European Commission gets ready to come up with a climate strategy for 2050 and ongoing energy talks approach the finish line, Mayor of Ghent Daniël Termont told EURACTIV that cities and regions should not be relegated to a mere consultation role in this crucial planning phase.

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Renewables and rural development should go hand-in-hand, say auditors

By |marec 1st, 2018|Bulgarian Presidency, Energy Union governance, News, RED II|

Current Europe-wide policies on renewable energy are not linked closely enough to rural development, according to a report by the European Court of Auditors, which took the Commission and member states to task for failing to take local needs into account.

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Energy Union: The way ahead through governance

By |januar 24th, 2018|Bulgarian Presidency, Energy Union governance, News|

The governance of the low-carbon transition would constitute a litmus test to EU’s international credibility and evolving energy policy-making and enforceability framework, writes Yana Popkostova.  

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