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Member states frustrate EU green roadmap

The absence of National Energy and Climate Plans from a third of EU countries has set the European Commission on an increasingly tight deadline to deliver the plan for raising its 2030 targets The absence of National Energy and Climate Plans from a third of EU countries has set the European Commission on an increasingly tight deadline to deliver the plan for raising its 2030 targets.
By Christian Ernhede 13 February 2020 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation 0 35020
Staudinger coal power plant, near Frankfurt, Germany. (EP)

The failure of a third of EU member states to submit their National Energy and Climate Plans to the European Commission is likely the result of a lack of political consensus on contentious energy and climate measures along with challenges to formulating credible plans that meet the EU’s existing 2030 targets – let alone raised goals.

With the delays to member states submissions, the commission is on an increasingly tight deadline to have a plan based on the submissions ready before the COP26...