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  • 14 EU countries call for strong action to limit warming to 1.5°C

    25.06.2018 | Press Releases

    Paris-proof coalition expands and pushes for much more climate action

    Environment Ministers of Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom meeting in Luxembourg today have called upon the EU to make significant further efforts to fight

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  • Clean Energy Package close to an end but far from Paris Agreement

    20.06.2018 | Press Releases

    After reaching yesterday a deal on the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), early this morning the European Parliament, Council and Commission agreed also on the new Governance Regulation for the period 2021-2030. Like the 2030 renewable energy target, the agreed 2030 target for energy efficiency of 32,5% and the agreed rules for how to ensure the targets are met fall short of what is needed to comply with the Paris Agreement.

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  • EU countries off target in fighting climate change

    17.06.2018 | Press Releases

    The vast majority of European countries are missing the mark and failing to increase our chances of achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. Too few of them are advocating for ambitious climate and energy targets and policies, and too many are lagging behind in reducing carbon emissions at the level needed to implement the Paris Agreement. That is according to a

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  • European business, local authorities and NGOs urge EU leaders to step up climate action

    12.06.2018 | Press Releases

    Today a unique gathering of businesses, investor groups, local and regional authorities, and civil society groups, standing together as the Coalition for Higher Ambition, are calling upon EU leaders to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon Europe and thus limit climate impacts and allow for improvements to public health, greater competitiveness for

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  • Statement of the Coalition for Higher Ambition

    12.06.2018 | Letters to Policy Makers

    A unique coalition of businesses, associations, investor groups, local and regional authorities, and civil society organisations have called upon EU Heads of State and Government to step up Europe's climate commitments.

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  • Clean Energy Package: MEPs must stand firm

    11.06.2018 | Press Releases

    Today, EU energy ministers gathered in Luxembourg to discuss the state of play of the revision of three key files of the Clean Energy Package: the Energy Efficiency Directive, the Renewable Energy Directive and the Governance Regulation.

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  • Briefing: Key priorities for the new EU long term climate strategy

    11.06.2018 | Reports & Briefs

    The Paris Agreement calls upon all its signatories to communicate “long term low greenhouse gas emissions development strategies” by 2020, which is the same deadline for when countries will have to re-submit their short term climate targets (NDCs).

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  • Briefing: How NECPs can set Paris in motion in every country

    22.05.2018 | Reports & Briefs

    EU Member States are, through the new ‘Governance of the Energy Union Regulation’, required to develop ten year Integrated National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs). 

    With the word ‘integrated’, the NECPs present a new regime in EU Climate and Energy Policy making. The European Union’s credibility in the international climate policy arena depends heavily on its capacity to make a coherent contribution. However, the current EU climate and energy policy regime

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  • Talanoa Dialogue - the opportunity to make the Paris Agreement a reality

    09.04.2018 | Press Releases

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    At the upcoming Informal Environment Council on 10-11 April in Bulgaria, EU Ministers of Environment are expected to flesh out the bloc’s contribution to the UN Talanoa Dialogue - a Fijian word meaning an inclusive dialogue.

    The Talanoa Dialogue is an important international conversation which aims to help countries increase their climate pledges to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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  • New climate strategy will set out a pathway to meet higher targets

    29.03.2018 | Op-eds

    Last week, EU leaders sent a clear message to the European Commission to ramp up its work to implement the Paris Agreement and accelerate the ongoing transition away from fossil fuels, writes Wendel Trio.

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  • All you need to know about the last phase of the Governance Regulation negotiations

    22.02.2018 | Blogs

    The negotiations of the EU's Energy Union Governance regulation enter the final stretch today, with representatives of the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers and the European Commission meeting for the first informal ‘trialogue’ to negotiate an agreement on the new law which should create a framework for the zero-carbon transition in the EU.

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  • MEPs call for more ambition in future clean energy laws

    17.01.2018 | Press Releases

    Today the European Parliament adopted its position on three legislative proposals under the Clean Energy Package, namely the revisions of the Renewable Energy Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive, and the new Governance Regulation, which will guide the EU’s zero-carbon transition in the coming decade and beyond.

    MEPs raised the ambition of the future clean energy laws, by voting in favour of increasing the EU’s 2030 renewable energy and energy

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  • EU governments’ positions would stifle renewable energy revolution

    18.12.2017 | Press Releases

    Today EU Energy Ministers have adopted their positions on four legislative proposals under the Clean Energy Package, which will guide the EU’s energy transition in the coming decade and beyond.

    Turning their backs on the Paris Agreement, the ministers opted for a feeble renewable energy target, lax rules for ensuring that all EU countries contribute to the energy transition and massive coal subsidies in the EU’s power market.

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  • CAN Europe letter ahead of the Energy Council on 18 December

    13.12.2017 | Letters to Policy Makers

    For Energy Council on 18 December

    Brussels, 13 December 2017

    Dear Minister,

    Ahead of Energy Council on Monday 18 December, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe would like to call on you to adopt an ambitious position on the Market Design Initiative, the Renewable Energy Directive, and the Governance of the Energy Union Regulation.

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  • EU governments at a crossroads - clean or dirty energy?

    13.12.2017 | Press Releases

    On 18 December, EU Energy Ministers are expected to reach an agreement on four legislative files under the Clean Energy Package, namely those regarding renewable energy, governance and the internal market for electricity.

    Worryingly, the draft documents for the meeting show that they are stubbornly insisting on an outdated, blatantly unambitious position on the renewable energy target and weak rules for helping countries make energy transition. They are also

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  • MEPs call for reducing EU emissions to net zero by 2050 the latest

    07.12.2017 | Press Releases

    Today the European Parliament’s Industry and Environment Committees adopted their position on the future Governance Regulation, which will create a framework for the zero-carbon transition in the EU. MEPs voted in favour of increasing the EU’s long term target to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 the latest [1] and supported robust rules for how to reach the 2030 climate and energy targets.

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  • Voting Recommendations - Governance of the Energy Union

    06.12.2017 | Reports & Briefs

    CAN Europe together with Birdlife Europe, E3G, the European Environmental Bureau, Fern and WWF EPO prepared joint recommendations for the European Parliament’s Industry and Environment Committees votes on the future Governance Regulation on 7 December.

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  • MEPs vote for stronger energy targets

    28.11.2017 | Press Releases

    Today the European Parliament’s Industry Committee voted on its positions on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive for the period 2021 – 2030.

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  • Crunch time as EU decides on clean energy laws

    27.11.2017 | Press Releases

    The European Parliament and Energy Ministers are currently finalising their respective positions on the Clean Energy Package - eight legislative proposals that will guide energy policy all across Europe for the next decade. They must step up and strengthen the proposals if Europe is serious about tackling climate change and making European policies work

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  • Letter to Deputy Ambassadors on a Governance framework compatible with the Paris Agreement

    23.11.2017 | Letters to Policy Makers

    This letter was sent ahead of the COREPER meeting on 24 November 2017

    Dear Deputy Ambassador,

    This Friday, 24 November, you will be discussing the proposed Regulation on the Governance of the Energy Union. With that in mind we are writing on behalf of our EU-wide network to highlight those aspects of the draft legislation that we consider critical to effective implementation by the EU of the Paris Agreement.

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Contact

CAROLINE

Caroline Westblom
EU Climate and Energy Policy Coordinator
caroline/at/caneurope.org
+32 2894 4674

JF

Jean-François Fauconnier
Renewables Policy Coordinator
Jean.Francois /at/ caneurope.org
+32 2894 4672

DORA

Theodora Petroula
Energy Savings Policy Coordinator
dora/at/caneurope.org
+32 2894 4671

Latest Publications Energy Union & Governance

  • 14 EU countries call for strong action to limit warming to 1.5°C

    Paris-proof coalition expands and pushes for much more climate action Environment Ministers of Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom meeting in Luxembourg today have called upon the EU to make significant further efforts to fight climate change, over and above the already taken commitments.
  • Clean Energy Package close to an end but far from Paris Agreement

    After reaching yesterday a deal on the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), early this morning the European Parliament, Council and Commission agreed also on the new Governance Regulation for the period 2021-2030. Like the 2030 renewable energy target, the agreed 2030 target for energy efficiency of 32,5% and the agreed rules for how to ensure the targets are met fall short of what is needed to comply with the Paris Agreement.
  • EU countries off target in fighting climate change

    The vast majority of European countries are missing the mark and failing to increase our chances of achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. Too few of them are advocating for ambitious climate and energy targets and policies, and too many are lagging behind in reducing carbon emissions at the level needed to implement the Paris Agreement. That is according to a new ranking published today by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe.
  • European business, local authorities and NGOs urge EU leaders to step up climate action

    Today a unique gathering of businesses, investor groups, local and regional authorities, and civil society groups, standing together as the Coalition for Higher Ambition, are calling upon EU leaders to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon Europe and thus limit climate impacts and allow for improvements to public health, greater competitiveness for businesses, and an increase in good quality jobs.
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