2030 Climate and Energy Framework—snapshot
Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado
2030 Climate and Energy Framework—snapshot

The following Environment practice note Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • 2030 Climate and Energy Framework—snapshot
  • Brexit impact
  • Overview
  • Towards a 2030 framework
  • Clean energy for all Europeans package
  • Key elements of the framework
  • A) Greenhouse gas emissions reduction
  • B) Renewables and energy efficiency
  • C) Achieving a fully functioning and connected internal energy market
  • D) Energy security
  • More...

Title2030 Climate and Energy Framework
Entry into Forcen/a
Transposition Deadlinen/a
Amendmentsn/a
Implementing legislationn/a
SubjectEU Environmental Law—Climate targets; Climate change—Climate targets

Brexit impact

As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. This has an impact on this content.

For further guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—impact on environmental law, and News Analysis: Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.

Overview

The 2030 climate and energy framework set three key targets for the year 2030:

  1. at least 40% cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels

  2. at least 27% share for renewable energy

  3. at least 27% improvement in energy efficiency

In 2018 these targets were revised under the Clean Energy for All Europeans Package (the Clean Energy Package) as follows:

  1. at least 45% cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels

  2. at least 32% share for renewable energy

  3. at least 32.5% improvement in energy efficiency

The framework was adopted by European Union (EU) leaders in October 2014 (European Council meeting of October 2014). It builds on the 2020 EU Climate and Energy Package—snapshot.

The 2030 framework is in line with the longer term perspective in the Roadmap for moving to a competitive low carbon economy in 2050, the Energy Road Map

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