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Eurobrief April 2009

Council adopts climate-energy legislative package

The European Council adopted the climate-energy legislative package, designed to help meet the EU’s target of a 20% reduction in greenhouse gases and a 20% share of renewable energy in the EU’s total energy consumption by 2020, earlier this month.

Carbon capture & storage Directive adopted in first reading

The Proposal for a Directive on the geological storage of carbon dioxide has been adopted by Council in first reading.

Potential reorganisation of future commission on energy & climate change

An internal Task Force of the European Commission is looking at the organisation of the future Commission to be appointed next year.