EGEC Geothermal statement on the Climate Law proposal
Brussels, 4 March 2020 – EGEC welcomes the European Commission’s proposal on a European Climate Law, which sets binding climate neutrality by 2050. But without a considerable increase in binding renewable heating, cooling, electricity and energy efficiency targets to 2030, it could be meaningless.
“This is a watershed moment, but we need to see Member States’ commitment to higher climate and energy targets in 2030 if this Law is to tackle the climate crisis.” said Philippe Dumas, Secretary General of EGEC Geothermal.
He added, “energy remains the largest source of emissions. Heat, which is central to buildings and industrial decarbonisation, must be the priority targets for 2030”.
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