Energy Union: deals on efficiency targets and governance

EU aims to increase 2030 carbon reduction target to 45%

According to the other provisional deal reached on Wednesday morning, each member state must present an "integrated national energy and climate plan" by 31 December 2019, and subsequently by 1 January 2029, and every ten years thereafter.

The comments made on this by Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete convey a strong sense of optimism in terms of delivering this important aspect of European Commission policy, for clean energy and to save money for consumers.

Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy explains his own thoughts on this initiative: "Thanks to the revised guidance published...it will be easier for schools, hospitals, and other public buildings - which make up more than 10% of the overall European Union building stock - to invest for the objective of improving energy efficiency".

Parliament and Council will evaluate on regular basis progress made on the path towards an Energy Union. The objective of a more ambitious energy efficiency target is to reduce the import dependence of European Union countries on fossil fuels, including. Member states could also include policies and measures addressing energy poverty, including social policy measures and other relevant national programmes.

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The negotiations also included an agreement on the governance for the EU's proposed Energy Union, which is designed to create a more robust framework for cutting emissions across the bloc in line with the Paris climate change agreement. It is quite ambitious on regional cooperation.

The current European Union pledge to reduce CO2e emissions by 40% against a 1990 baseline was set in 2016, in line with the Paris Agreement's headline target of keeping the increase in global average temperature below 2C. "They will need to be strengthened in time if we are to meet our climate obligations". We have therefore ensured that the national plans are compatible with the objective of keeping global warming well below 2°C, with the ambition of reaching 1.5°C. This will contribute to have all Member States making the best and most cost-efficient choices and the right investments so that their energy decisions climate-consistent and avoid costly lock-ins. Finally, our efforts to ensure that the problem of fuel poverty is taken seriously at European level have borne fruit.

The increased emissions reduction target looks set to be finalised after the European Commission Ministerial returns from summer recess, as the support of the European Council is required to make the adjustment formal.

"It will also help combat energy poverty by reducing the energy bills of older buildings which will be renovated". But it is also great news for the competitiveness of European industry, reducing costs and stimulating additional investment, growth and employment, particularly in the construction sector. The French and German ministers highlighted the need for the European Union to demonstrate worldwide leadership to combat climate change, noting that an European Union strategy 2050 for the long-term transformation towards greenhouse gas (GHG) neutrality is "not only a necessity, but also an economic opportunity", as well as their resolve to ensure that the European Union undertakes new commitments at the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC to update its NDC by early 2020, among others.

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