Commission preparation for 2030 flawed

Coalition, EREC and CAN Europe highlight flaws in the Commission’s preparation for the 2030 climate and energy framework. 

21 November 2013 - The three main efficiency, renewable and climate stakeholders raised serious concerns about flaws in the Impact Assessment (IA) for 2030 framework in a letter to the Commission’s Secretary General, Catherine Day. 

The IA relies on a narrow range of scenarios and policy options, discarding higher energy efficiency and renewable ambitions due to incompatibility with low climate targets, and pre-empting political choice rather than proving an impartial fact base for decision-making. The IA uses modelling which underestimates considerably the potential for renewable energy and energy savings. In addition, the Impact Assessment process falls short of Commission’s standards lacking transparency and coherence.

The full letter can be found here.

Friday, 22 November, 2013