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UK summary of analysis on 2030 GHG targets

Policy summary on UK analysis on EU 2030 targets.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Policy summary of UK analysis on EU 2030 targets

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UK summary of analysis on 2030 GHG targets

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Costs and benefits to EU member states of 2030 climate and energy targets: Enerdata report

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UK non-paper: EU 2030 climate and energy framework - costs and benefits for member states of scenarios for effort sharing in the non-traded sector

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DECC has published a policy summary on UK analysis on EU 2030 targets, which is also accompanied by a one page set of high level findings on 2030 Analysis. The Enerdata Report on Costs and Benefits to EU Member States of 2030 Climate and Energy Targets has underpinned these two publications.

The European Commission’s White Paper on a 2030 framework for climate and energy policies was published on 22 January 2014 alongside their Impact Assessment of costs and benefits. The UK’s response to the Commission’s prior Green Paper consultation on the 2030 framework is available.

DECC commissioned Enerdata to model the impacts of a range of 2030 targets which cover the EU’s climate and energy framework. The results provide an EU-wide and Member State level assessment of the costs and some benefits of different target options. The analysis was developed using POLES – a long-term, energy-economy model jointly developed by Enerdata, the University of Grenoble, and the EC-JRC IPTS (with key economic assumptions based on credible publicly available EU wide sources).

Enerdata’s report is intended to provide a contribution to the policy debate on the EU 2030 framework for climate and energy policies and does not necessarily represent the UK’s or EU’s views or preferred approach.

This report and the supporting documents sit alongside previously published UK analysis on 2°C consistent EU targets and the ‘Going for Green Growth’ pamphlet which sets out why the EU needs to take ambitious and immediate low carbon action.

At March European Council, EU Leaders invited the Commission and Member States to rapidly develop a number of elements to support a final agreement on the EU 2030 framework as soon as possible and by no later than October 2014. The elements included analysis of the implications for individual MS of the Commission’s proposals and elaboration of mechanisms for overall fair effort sharing.

To support this process and related discussions between MS, the UK circulated a non-paper ahead of July Informal Environment Council that provided analysis of the implications for MS of illustrative scenarios for effort sharing in the non-traded sector up to 2030. The paper includes cost-benefit analysis commissioned by DECC from consultants Enerdata.

We believe this will support a positive and transparent discussion on the most appropriate approach and principles for effort sharing, and help MS to more fully understand the national implications. The paper does not set out the UK’s preferred approach.

Published 27 February 2014
Last updated 17 July 2014 + show all updates
  1. UK non-paper: EU 2030 climate and energy framework that was submitted to the July Informal Environment Council has been published today.
  2. First published.