THE NEW EUROPEAN ENERGY UNION

“Europe’s Green Energy Policy is a Disaster for the Environment”

(Michael Le Page, NewScientist, 2 December 2016)

“The EU gets 65 per cent of its renewable energy from biofuels – mainly wood – but it is failing to ensure this bioenergy comes from sustainable sources, and results in less emissions than burning fossil fuels.”

“How Europe Can Deliver On Energy Efficiency”

(Jan Rosenow & Edith Bayer, EnergyPost, 15 December 2016)

The European Commission’s recently released Clean Energy Package, has a 2030 target of 30% energy savings. An important policy instrument to deliver these are Energy Efficiency Obligation (EEO) schemes.

 

 

“Europe Can Claim Energy Leadership”

(Leonid Bershidsky, BloombergView, 02 December 2016)

“This is not about top-line goals like cutting greenhouse gases or increasing the share of renewables in the energy mix. The energy transition can only go so far with a top-down approach.”

“EU Energy Package: What It Means For Coal, Renewables And Efficiency”

(Sophie Yeo, CarbonBrief,  1 December 2016)

“Referred to as the EU’s ‘winter package’  the new rules will partly determine how successfully the EU meets its 2030 climate objectives, as well as setting out a common energy system for the EU’s 28 member states, known as the Energy Union.”

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