Orgalime position on Commission Proposal for a 2030 Energy and Climate Change Framework
Published: 26 February 2014
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On 22 January 2014, the European Commission adopted its proposal for a 2030 Energy and Climate Change Framework, which is announced for debate at the Energy and Environment Councils on 3 and 4 March and finalisation at the European Summit on 21 March 2014.
Orgalime considers this framework essential in terms of providing the urgently needed investment signal to stimulate growth and jobs in innovative areas, in particular in low carbon and energy efficiency technologies, and to support the overall competitiveness of European industry, employment and citizens’ welfare in Europe. We therefore welcome that this proposal should form part of an integrated debate with the equally newly adopted European Industrial Policy Communication aiming at increasing manufacturing in Europe. We support that the target of 20% share of industry in EU GDP by 2020 should be the overall focal target for Europe.