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The European Union kicks-off public debate on 2030 energy and climate framework

The European Union kicks-off public debate on 2030 energy and climate framework
  • Start date : 27/03/2013 00:00:00
  • End date : 27/03/2013 23:59:59
  • Where : Berlaymont Press Room, in Brussels

Press Conference, Non Legislative, European Commission, Energy and natural resources

The news:

 

On 27 March 2013 the European Commission will present:

 

  • Green Paper on a 2030 Framework Energy and Climate policies

  • Renewable energy progress report

  • Consultative Communication on the future of Carbon Capture and Storage in Europe

 

The background:

Green Paper on 2030 Framework for Energy and Climate policies

The European Union currently has binding 2020 targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions and increase the use of renewable energy, as well as a non-binding 2020 target for energy savings. This Green Paper launches the discussion on going beyond 2020 on the basis of the 2050 Roadmaps, to ensure investment certainty and reflect on how best to use energy and climate policy to make sufficient progress towards a competitive, sustainable and secure economy and energy system in a 2030 perspective. The paper will also look at the role of targets in meeting these objectives.

Communication "Renewable Energy Progress Report"

The report assesses Member States' progress towards their legally binding 2020 renewable energy targets and the need for further measures to mitigate any negative impacts of EU biofuel consumption. It looks at measures to remove administrative barriers, improve electricity grid operations, and enhance stability and transparency of support schemes.

Consultative Communication on the future of Carbon Capture and Storage in Europe

In order to meet its decarbonisation targets for 2050, the EU will only be able to continue using fossil fuels in energy and industry if coupled with carbon capture and storage (CCS), the only available CO2 reducing technology at the moment. The Consultative Communication starts a public consultation on if and how to ensure the timely development of CCS and what needs to be done to ensure a business case for CCS.

 

The event:

What: Joint Press Conference of EU Commissioners Hedegaard and Oettinger

IP and MEMOs will be available on the day.