Keeping the EU’s leadership on climate action

The European Commission is proposing today an ambitious and realistic framework for climate and energy policies beyond 2020 and up to 2030. The 2030 policy framework aims to drive continued progress towards a low carbon economy and a competitive and secure energy system that ensures affordable energy for households and industry, increases the security of the EU’s energy supplies, reduces our dependence on energy imports, provides security for investors and creates new opportunities for growth and jobs.

This package includes a recommendation to enable Member States to draw on the opportunities of shale gas operations while ensuring that proper environmental and climate standards are in place.

“Climate action is central for the future of our planet, while a truly European energy policy is key for our competitiveness. Today’s package proves that tackling the two issues simultaneously is not contradictory, but mutually reinforcing”, said President Barroso.

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(Source: European Commission)


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