The escalating crisis in Ukraine has propelled European energy security to the top of agenda. EU leaders have called a comprehensive plan for reducing energy dependency. CAN Europe calls for Europe’s plan to improve energy security to be backed by three concrete actions:
This briefing aims to provide clarity to the ongoing debate on Europe’s industrial competitiveness and the effect of climate polices. There is very little factual evidence substantiating that the risk of carbon leakage is real.
This briefing aims to provide initial views on the approach regarding energy savings, proposed by the European Commission (EC) in its 2030 framework communication and accompanying documents. More specifically, it elaborates why it is important to demonstrate real commitment for the continuation of EU energy savings policies and ensure that a proposal for an energy savings target, followed by policies and measures, will take place.
This briefing aims to provide guidance on the European Commission’s 2030 framework communication (White Paper) and accompanying documents. More specifically, it identifies the benefits of moving to an energy system with larger shares of renewable energies, as outlined in the Impact assessment of the 2030 white paper. It also provides an initial view of the concept of a EU-wide binding target for renewables, as proposed in the White Paper.
A new discussion paper prepared by Climate Analytics for CAN Europe that provides an analysis of the adequacy and feasibility of the 1.5°C long-term global limit.
The EU Energy Efficiency Directive outlines a framework of measures in order for the EU to reach its 20% energy savings target by 2020 and pave the way for more energy efficiency improvements beyond that date. Now that the Directive has entered into force, Member States must transpose it into national law and implement the many requirements in the legislation before the 2020 deadline.
CAN Europe and Friends of the Earth Europe commissioned a report that looks at the effect of energy efficiency on bringing down energy prices by 2020 and beyond.
We welcome the European Commission’s determination to develop a clear and ambitious post 2020 climate and energy package. Only through reaching the upper end of the 80 to 95% emission reduction target by 2050 will the EU have assumed its responsibility to avoid dangerous climate change.