Policy & Regulation

Gas must capitalise on Europe’s climate movement

Mounting public and political pressure to curb CO2 and other emissions in Europe brings both challenges and opportunities for the gas sector Mounting public and political pressure to curb CO2 and other emissions in Europe brings both challenges and opportunities for the gas sector.
By The Wildcat 26 October 2018 0 33066
The Staudinger coal power plant near Frankfurt, Germany. (EU)

The European Parliament voted in favour of a more ambitious carbon dioxide target for 2030 on Thursday, putting Europe’s polluters under increasing pressure to clean up their act.

In a plenary vote in Strasbourg, a majority of MEPs voted for the EU to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 55% by 2030 from 1990 levels compared with the current target of 40%. Indeed, the 40% target should be surpassed anyway: if EU countries meet recently revised targets for renewables and...