2030 Climate & Energy package: EU Ministers must re-energise Europe



Posted on 22 April 2013  | 
Renewable energy companies support their own future by investing over 10 times more of their revenue in R&D than their fossil fuel competitors.
© Istockphoto / Pedro CastellanoEnlarge

Brussels, Belgium: Ahead of today’s joint meeting between Europe’s Energy and Environment ministers in Dublin, Jason Anderson, Head of Climate and Energy for WWF’s European Policy Office said:

“Energy and Environment Ministers must leave behind Europe’s dirty past and prepare for a clean future by advancing a package of 2030 targets for energy savings, renewable energy and emissions reductions. By doing so, they will help to secure Europe’s long-term economic competitiveness, the security of our energy supplies, and the quality of our environment.”

“These ministers must not follow the weakness of the European Parliament’s vote on the EU ETS and succumb to the lobbying of vested interest from big producers and consumers of fossil fuels. If they do so, they will be locking Europe into decades of inefficient technologies that will force us to spend hundreds of billions euros importing the coal, oil and gas that damage our health and the health of our planet.”

Further information:

Jason Anderson
Head of Climate & Energy
WWF European Policy Office
janderson@wwf.eu
Phone:+32 2 740 09 35
Mobile:+32 4 74 837 603

Audrey Gueudet
Communication and Media Officer
WWF European Policy Office
agueudet@wwf.eu
Phone: +32 2 743 88 06 |
Mobile: + 32 4 94 032 027
Renewable energy companies support their own future by investing over 10 times more of their revenue in R&D than their fossil fuel competitors.
© Istockphoto / Pedro Castellano Enlarge

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