European energy and climate policy

Benefits from EU action
European energy and climate policy
Between 2013 and 2014, Green Alliance highlighted the need for strong European energy and climate policy.

Our May 2014 policy insight considered the tangible benefits of EU action on climate change for the UK. It made the case for ambitious European policy and the benefits it could deliver for member states; knowledge that would support MEPs in continuing to push for change.

Our April 2014 policy insight highlighted the case for making greater use of the EU’s direction and standard setting role to reduce European energy use and UK energy bills. In January 2014, alongside our NGO partners, we also outlined the case for setting an EU renewables target beyond 2020.

In 2013, we presented analysis and proposals for a strong climate and energy policy package, launching our analysis at an event headlined by the then EU commissioner for climate action, Connie Hedegaard. In line with our recommendations, the UK stated that Europe should commit to a 50 per cent greenhouse gas reduction target for 2030.

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