On 2 October 2015, ClientEarth submitted evidence to the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee’s inquiry on EU Energy Governance.
Certain tensions do exist between EU and national objectives on energy. Nevertheless, it is possible to have an effective governance system that allows for the overall achievement of EU energy and climate objectives while providing necessary flexibility to Member States and respecting their freedom to determine their energy mix. Turning the Energy Union into reality will require the EU not only to reset the policy framework but also to get the governance right. Credible governance is critical for unlocking investor confidence and other core conditions necessary to ensure reliable delivery of Energy Union objectives, in particular the EU’s 2030 climate and energy targets on greenhouse gas emission reductions, renewable energy and energy efficiency.
|Published||October 14, 2015|