EU Climate and Energy Framework



EU Climate and Energy Framework

The 2018 adoption of the Clean Energy for All European Package introduced an uptaded European Climate and energy framework encompassing greenhouse gas emissions reduction, renewable energy deployment and energy efficiency targets to 2030 along with accompanying implementing measures. The different pieces of the legislative bundle were adopted by the European Union co-legislators, include the recast Renewable Energy Directive, the review of the Energy Efficiency Directive and on the Governance Regulation.

In 2020, the European Commission announced a ‘Fit for 55%’ package with the aim to increase significantly the ambition of the framework adopted in 2018 in order to align the policies implemented in Europe with the requirements of a carbon neutral economy in 2050. This means that most European legislative texts adopted in 2018 are opened for revision again.

The Fit for 55% package notably includes a revision of the Renewable Energy Directive, a recast of the Energy Efficiency Directive, the ETS framework (including the creation of a Climate Social Fund), the Energy Taxation Directive…
A second series of legislative proposal include the revision of the Energy Performance Energy Directive and was presented in December 2021 to align the European building legislation with the objective of decarbonisation of the building stock by 2050.

EGEC Positions and policy documents on the EU Climate and Energy Framework

European Green Deal

The European Green Deal is an outline of the strategic direction and means of delivering the world’s first zero-carbon continent by 2050.

EGEC Geothermal’s key messages are the following:

– Decarbonising heat consumption in homes, buildings and industry is the only way the European Green Deal can deliver emission reductions whilst building social inclusivity and acceptance for change.

–  Increasing binding 2030 renewable energy and energy efficiency targets is the best way to deliver decarbonisation, investment and an employment-rich Europe.

The Green Deal must put heat decarbonisation front and centre if it is serious about facilitating carbon neutrality whilst ensuring no one is left behind. The most effective way to do so is to tap into the full potential of all renewables, especially geothermal energy.

The Green Deal should support the next generation of geothermal power technologies and bring new investments in this area of technological development.

Check out the video below to hear what EGEC Geothermal’s Head of Policy, Sanjeev Kumar, has to say.

EGEC Positions and policy documents on the European Green Deal

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