Fit for 55

Setting the EU on track for climate neutrality: The role of gas infrastructure

To successfully achieve climate neutrality by 2050, the EU needs to establish an integrated energy infrastructure.

Changing the future of Europe’s energy mix: What role for different technologies?

In order to help the EU achieve its ambitious climate change targets and deliver on its clean energy targets in a cost effective manner, significant investment is needed in the energy sector.

Powering today’s world with tomorrow in mind

Twelve years. According to the latest IPCC report, that’s how long we have left to make sure global warming doesn’t increase beyond 1.5C. Waiting any longer or allowing temperatures to rise above this limit risks “irreversible impacts.”
Greta Thunberg
Climate change 21-02-2019

Watch: Greta Thunberg’s full address to EU politicians in Brussels

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was in Brussels on Thursday (21 February) to take part in one of the climate school strikes that have taken place every week in Belgium since December. does not usually publish speeches. But we...
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Energy 01-11-2014

Energy Efficiency in Non-residential Buildings

The Energy Efficiency Communication, released by the European Commission earlier this year, proposed a new energy efficiency target of 30% for 2030, a figure that has caused some debate among stakeholders. EU Member States have already signed up to a voluntary objective of reducing the EU's primary energy use by 20% by 2020, measured against 2005 levels.
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Energy 24-10-2014

EU leaders set climate, energy targets

EU leaders agreed on Thursday to reduce greenhouse emissions by 40% by 2030. They also agreed to increase renewables and energy efficiency by at least 27%.
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Climate change 23-10-2014

Van Rompuy at last EU Summit: History will be the judge

Speaking at his last EU Summit, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said that “together, with all the leaders, we assume collectively our responsibility.”
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Climate change 23-10-2014

Kenny: “Unreachable targets can’t be set”

On his arrival at the December 2014 EU Summit, Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that Ireland will be “ambitious about climate targets, but we don't want to be in a position where completely unreachable targets are set for us.”
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Economy & Jobs 23-10-2014

Hollande on budget: “France will respect the rules but with maximum flexibility”

On his arrival at the December 2014 EU Summit, French President Francois Hollande said that France's priority is “growth.”
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Climate change 23-10-2014

Merkel: I support Juncker’s investment programme

On her arrival at the December 2014 EU Summit,German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Europe “must combine both, budgetary consolidation and growth. Deficits don't necessarily lead to growth, we are hoping for common solutions.”
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Economy & Jobs 23-10-2014

Cameron ‘worried’ about state of European economies

On his arrival at the December 2014 EU Summit, British Prime Minister David Cameron said thathe has “worries about the state of other European economies.”
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Energy 23-10-2014

Stubb: We will get 40% emissions reduction

On his arrival at the December 2014 EU Summit, Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said that he is 'optimistic' a deal on climate and energy targets will be agreed on Thursday. “We will get 40% emissions reduction and we are looking at 27% in both renewables and energy efficiency,” Stubb said.
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Energy 11-06-2014

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Climate change 06-02-2014

Parliament backs strong EU stance on 2030 clean energy goals

The European Parliament sent a “strong message” on Wednesday in favour of an ambitious EU energy and climate policy for 2030, backing legally-binding goals for CO2 emissions, renewables and energy efficiency. parliament voted for a 40% cut in CO2 emissions, a 30% share of the energy market for renewable energy and a 40% improvement in energy efficiency, all by 2030.
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Energy 22-01-2014

Green MEPs, NGOs protest Commission’s new 2030 climate and energy targets

Chanting “Frack off  Barroso” and “Climate SOS”, Green MEPs and NGOs gathered on Wednesday in front of the European Commission in Brussels to protest against the EU's new climate and energy targets for 2030. Dubbing the new proposals 'ambitious, affordable and realistic', the EU's executive is pushing for a binding 40% reduction in carbon emissions from 1990 levels.
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Energy 06-11-2013

2030 energy & climate framework

In March 2013, the Commission opened up the debate about the EU future framework for climate and energy policies by 2030.
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Energy 22-05-2013

Parliament fails to approve ambitious 2030 renewables target

The European Parliament yesterday (21 May) approved a non-binding resolution calling for a mandatory EU-wide share for renewables for 2030, but failed to set the target in the 40-45% range.


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