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2050 Energy Roadmap: Council conclusions vetoed

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On 15 June 2012, the Energy Council was set to adopt its conclusions in relation to the 2050 Energy Roadmap. However, on the day, these were not acceptable to Poland as they did not include references to the international context. In addition, Poland was not in favour of the reference to the “adequate and robust” carbon price. Nevertheless, the document was issued as “Presidency Conclusions”. This does not prevent the European Commission from implementing the 2050 Energy Roadmap.

Regarding the European Parliament, Romana Jordan’s (Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats), Slovenia) draft opinion on the Energy Roadmap was release on 22 June 2012. In her opinion, Romana calls for

  • Stability for investors by reducing over-regulation and by setting a clear, technology-neutral goal;
  • A clear 2030 single target;
  • Help financing the energy transition via Horizon 2020, market-based mechanisms, and a strengthened ETSi; and
  • Development of low-carbon technologies and renewable energy sources.

More information:

Council press release

Draft opinion