Renewable energy share of total EU energy consumption up in 2010 to 12.7% from 8.5% in 2005, while GHG emissions in 2011 16% lower than in 1990; improvements take EU closer to meeting 2020 goals
March 27, 2013
– What are the key objectives of this framework?
The key objectives are to reducing greenhouse gas emission, securing energy supply and supporting growth, competitiveness and jobs through a high technology, cost efficient approach.
What are the changes since the 2020 goals have been set?
Among the most important changes, there have been changes in the economy, new developments in technology leading to production of new types of energy, developments in terms of prices and developments in research.
Why is early agreement on a 2030 framework for climate and energy policies important?
What are the EU's climate and energy targets for 2020?
The current policy framework is based on three headline targets to be achieved within the EU by 2020:
What has already been achieved in terms of these targets?
The Green Paper consults stakeholders on a number of issues of importance for the 2030 framework, including:
What are the key findings for 2030 of the Energy Roadmap 2050 and 2050 Low-carbon Roadmap?
The scenarios presented by Energy Roadmap 2050 and 2050 low-carbon Roadmap suggested that
For further information: IP/13/272 (http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-272_en.htm)