EU 2030 Climate & Energy DeclarationDegroenezaak.com, October 22, 2014
Confronted with an economic downturn, the challenges posed by climate change, fuel import dependency and rising fossil fuel bills, Europe needs to move rapidly towards a sustainable economy based on renewable energy and energy efficiency.
By promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, we will be able to improve our energy security and reduce carbon emissions, while boosting the economy and creating high quality green jobs. However, these fundamental changes in our society and economy will not happen without dedicated policies.
Europe has made good progress towards its 2020 climate and energy goals. Europe must now set three ambitious, binding targets for 2030 to ensure we continue reaping the benefits.