Sets Goals for Meeting Paris Climate Change Targets
Seeking to reach a compromise among EU member states and differentiating views across Europe, the European Commission is expected to publish on November 30 its winter package, a long-awaited, important piece of the Energy Union strategy, in an effort to modernise the economy and make the most of the clean energy transition.
“Internal preparatory work is on-going with final adoption of the Energy Union package foreseen for November 30. So stay tuned,” a European Commission energy spokeswoman told New Europe on November 22.
Asked what’s the package about, the Commission said it will present regulatory proposals and facilitating measures that aim to modernise the economy and make the most of the clean energy transition by creating jobs and growth in new economic sectors and business models.
“The regulatory proposals and facilitating measures to be presented in the package aim at accelerating, transforming and consolidating the EU economy’s clean energy transition,” the Commission energy spokeswoman said, adding that the legislative proposals would “cover energy efficiency, renewable energy, the design of the electricity market, security of supply and governance rules for the Energy Union”.
The winter package aims at helping the EU deliver the ambitious goals under the Paris Agreement. “With this upcoming package the Commission will present the key remaining legislative proposals to fully implement the EU’s 2030 climate and energy framework,” the Commission spokeswoman said.