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This Briefing Paper contains the most important conclusions of an assessment of EU 2030 energy and climate targets. On 22 January 2014, the European Commission put forward targets of a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (compared to 1990) and a share of 27% renewables in final energy consumption.

The study was analysed by Ecofys and commissioned by the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament. It concludes that the European Commission’s proposals will barely bring the EU on track for a fair contribution to limiting the global temperature rise to below 2 degrees.

Regarding renewable energy, the 27% target in the 2030 framework as proposed by the European Commission implies a very modest annual growth (1 to 1.5%), which is considerably lower than present growth rates.

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Product Type
Knowledge & Learning
Focus Area
Low Carbon Development
Scope / Extension
National
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Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
EU
Languages
English
License
other-nc
Current Version
2014
File Size (for download)
0.5 Mb
Contact Name
Rolf de Vos
Identifier
94dd08fd-5665-4dd7-82aa-8d54095d1433
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