CAN Europe Positions
CAN Europe Position on the Need for a 2030 Energy Savings Target
- Category: CAN Europe Positions
- Published: 30 January 2013
CAN Europe and Friends of the Earth Europe call for a binding 2030 energy savings target alongside binding targets for greenhouse gas emissions and renewable energies.
The debate is heating up: what should Europe’s post-2020 climate and energy targets be? Friends of the Earth Europe and Climate Action Network Europe believe that the ‘combined’ approach adopted for 2020 – with targets for greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energies and energy savings – is best and must be repeated. But with one fundamental difference. If the EU is serious about tackling climate change and decarbonising its energy system, energy savings targets for 2020, 2030 and beyond must be legally binding.