Craig, our Energy Policy Watch Dog, found this new interesting topic for our weekly POLICY WATCH…
The European Commission, the EU’s executive body which represents the interests of Europe as a whole, has released energy and carbon emission goals for the continent to achieve by 2030. The provisions include a 40% reduction of carbon emissions (from 1990 levels) and a standard of 27% of energy production coming from renewables.
Some have criticized the measures as not being aggressive enough, however it is encouraging to see policymakers thinking forward and setting long-term goals for energy production and sourcing.
For more information, see the BBC story below: