Month: July 2014

EU agrees to improve energy efficiency 30% by 2030

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The 2030 policy framework for climate and energy proposed by the European Commission aims to make the European Union’s economy and energy system more competitive, secure and sustainable.

While the EU is making good progress towards meeting its climate and energy targets for 2020, an integrated policy framework for the period up to 2030 is needed to ensure regulatory certainty for investors and a coordinated approach among Member States.

The framework presented by the European Commission¬†in January 2014 seeks to drive continued progress towards a low-carbon economy. It aims to build a competitive and secure energy system that ensures affordable energy for all consumers, increases the security of the EU’s energy supplies, reduces our dependence on energy imports and creates new opportunities for growth and jobs.

EU leaders agreed in March 2014 to decide on the framework in October 2014 at the latest.