Coalition of stakeholders call for an increase in EU climate and energy ambition


  • PUBLISHED: December 9, 2019

EGEC, as part of the Coalition for Higher Ambition, a unique gathering of businesses, investor groups, trade unions, local and regional authorities, and NGOs, published a statement to urge the Commission to come forward with a proposal to increase the EU’s climate target to at least -55% of GHG emissions reductions by 2030 compared to 1990 levels within the first 100 days of their mandate. It is the first time that this broad group of stakeholders take a joint position on the EU’s 2030 target and its revision timeline.

Philippe Dumas, Secretary General, European Geothermal Energy Council: “We need immediately to put the European economy on track for decarbonisation right away. We must rapidly increase the trend for the transition in the energy sector and especially for heating and cooling (which is half of the energy we use) with already competitive renewable heating and cooling (RES-HC) solutions such as geothermal energy, by ending fossil fuel subsidies and establishing carbon pricing for heat market.”

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