EU energy policy after 2020
Mind the gap
It’s 2011, just nine years away from 2020 when the EU’s main climate change and renewable energy legislation expires.
Right now – with the EU’s 2020 goals to increase the share of renewable energy in the overall energy mix to 20% and to cut carbon emissions by 20% – the EU is leading the world in terms of renewable energy deployment, exports and promotion.But how will we keep our leadership, retain our competitive edge, and keep cutting emissions from the power sector whilst continuing to create thousands of green jobs and billions of Euros in export revenue? Will decision-makers leave the EU in a policy vacuum post-2020?