The European Commission adopted in January 2014 a new "climate and energy framework". This legislative "package" aims at progressing towards a low-carbon economy.

The main objectives of the framework are, by 2030: 

  • To set a greenhouse gas emission reduction target for domestic EU emissions of 40% in 2030 relative to emissions in 1990
  • To bring the share of renewable energy consumed in the EU to at least 27% by 2030.

This framework is currently under discussion within the EU institutions. EU leaders agreed in March 2014 to decide on the framework in October 2014 at the latest.

On 17/10/2014, EuLA published a position paper (download) on the 2030 framework for energy and climate.