OP by Brice Lalonde – Europe’s mistake: combating energy consumption while neglecting CO2 emissions
Last year, the members of the European Parliament declared a climate emergency. This year, they voted a 60% EU emissions reduction target for 2030. But when asked to decide which kind of energy projects would benefit from public financing under the Just Transition Fund, they excluded decarbonised nuclear and accepted CO2 emitting fossil gas. This is hardly surprising.
Europe’s climate strategy
The European climate policy aims at reducing energy consumption through energy efficiency improvements…