On Wednesday, the European Commission adopted a series of legislative proposals to adapt the EU’s climate, energy, land use, transport and tax policies to cut greenhouse gas emissions (net) by at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990.
The legislative proposals adopted by the European Commission concern, among others: increased use of renewable energy, greater energy efficiency, faster introduction of low-emission means of transport and infrastructure, as well as fuels that support them, or the introduction of tools to protect and develop our natural carbon sinks. The specific commission proposals also included lowering the overall emission ceiling and increasing the annual rate of emission reductions.
The Energy Efficiency Directive will set a more ambitious binding annual energy reduction target at EU level. This will lead to a reduction in overall energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as tackling energy poverty.