Energy companies: The 2030 climate and energy framework should be based on a single greenhouse gas target

​A group of European energy companies, including Fortum, representing research, innovation, exploration, production, distribution and retail of the full spectrum of energy sources, call on the European Commission to urgently set a binding GHG target for 2030.

From the position paper:

We support the EU’s decarbonisation aspirations and the triple objective of energy policy: competitiveness, sustainability and security of supply. It is our view that the key question is not about whether the EU decarbonises but about how we do so in the most cost effective way in the future.

1. We call on the Commission to urgently start the process to define and implement an ambitious
and binding GHG target for 2030. Investments in the energy industry require long lead times and involve significant resources thus requiring a stable long term framework.

2. The 2030 climate and energy framework should be based on a single GHG target.

3. A supportive policy framework for the sustainable development of renewables and other low carbon technologies should be put in place.

Read the whole position paper from the link below.

5/7/2014