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14 Mar 2011 02:03:27

EWEA: long-term reduction targets needed



The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has emphasised that the road to a low carbon economy in 2050 must begin with an immediate increase in the EU's emissions reduction target.

The association has stressed that moving now to 30% domestic emissions reductions by 2020 (instead of today's 20% target), together with targets for 2030 is necessary to achieve the long-term goals set out in the 2050 roadmap. EWEA believes that the existing target is too low to meet the 2050 roadmap goals of limiting the global temperature rise to 2° Celsius and reducing domestic emissions by 80% by 2050.

EWEA has urged the European Commission to follow up the roadmap with specific proposals for EU energy policy post 2020.

The main pillars of the EU's energy and climate policies – emissions reductions, renewable energy and energy efficiency targets of 20% – all run out in 2020, pointed out Christian Kjaer. He added that post 2020 policies must be put in place without delay. "Without an immediate increase in the 2020 emissions reduction target, the EU is making it much more difficult to achieve its 2050 aims," he said.

EWEA agrees that the roadmap's proposal for a 93-99% cut in carbon dioxide emissions in the power sector by 2050 is essential to achieve the 80% reduction in Europe's overall greenhouse gas emissions. But as yet the Commission, according to Kjaer, has failed to define what a low carbon energy technology actually is.


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