2030 Climate and Energy Framework—snapshot
Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd

The following EU Law practice note produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • 2030 Climate and Energy Framework—snapshot
  • 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
  • E) Governance
  • More...

2030 Climate and Energy Framework—snapshot

Title2030 Climate and Energy Framework
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Transposition Deadlinen/a
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SubjectEU Environmental Law, Climate targets, Climate change

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 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 was designed in line with the longer term perspective in the Roadmap for moving to a competitive low carbon economy in 2050, the Energy Road Map 2050 and the Transport White Paper.

These targets have since been revised again under the European Green Deal published in December 2019, the European Commission’s ‘Roadmap’ for moving to a climate neutral economy by 2050. Included in this comprehensive policy document were commitments to review, and where necessary propose to revise, all relevant policy instruments to achieve the additional emissions reductions required to make

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