EU Energy Policy

Energy industry awaits EU’s revised climate strategy

The EU’s long-term energy and climate strategy is seen as outdated and will have to be revamped to match the ambitions of the 2015 Paris climate summit The EU’s long-term energy and climate strategy is seen as outdated and will have to be revamped to match the ambitions of the 2015 Paris climate summit.
By Andreas Walstad 20 April 2018 0 30523
The COP 21 climate summit in Paris, 2015 The EU’s climate strategy must be updated to reflect the agreements made at COP21 in Paris. (EC)

The European Commission plans to revamp its 2050 climate roadmap by the end of this year or early next year. The existing document, published in 2011, is seen as outdated in light of the 2015 Paris climate agreement.  

At a European Council summit in Brussels in March, EU member states called on the commission to present a long-term climate strategy in accordance with the Paris agreement, “taking into account the national plans”

While the existing climate roadmap calls for a minimum 80% reduction in...