While policymakers craft a new long-term European Union framework for the energy transition, some of the most intense changes will fall to local utilities in Europe’s cities.
For some cities, their own preparations closely track what the European Commission is envisioning.
Local infrastructure companies like Wiener Stadtwerke are already working hard to achieve the ambitious EU climate and energy goals for 2050. We can innovate and incite changes – but only if a supportive European regulatory framework is in place, writes Peter Weinelt.
Vienna’s energy and infrastructure utilities say the Commission’s long-term strategy unveiled this week is in line with own their forecasts and goals.
As the European Commission unveiled its long-term vision for greenhouse gas reduction on Wednesday (28 November), a yellow cloud hung over the grand pronouncements.