Clean energy package: to pave the way for a carbon neutral europe in 2050
Waste electrical and electronic equipment (weee) directive and restriction of harzardous substances (rohs) directive
The new EU Climate law enshrines carbon neutrality by 2050 in law. As a major milestone, the intermediate 2030 climate and energy targetes must be increased in order to achieve this ambitious goal. In this context, the EU has agreed to increase the 2030 intermediate greenhouse gas emission reduction target from previously 40% to at least 55%. Higher ambition is also expected for the Energy Efficiency and Renewable targets as essential pillars to achieve greenhouse gas emission reductions.
Read more: Trends and projections in Europe 2019: Tracking progress towards Europe’s climate and energy targets, EEA Report 15/2019
HFC emissions have been decreasing since 2014 with expected emission savings of 71 Mt CO2-eq by 2030¹, in addition to the first F-Gas regulation. But HFCs are only one part of the puzzle
–> CO2 is the main contributor to the EU‘s total greenhouse gas emissions.
CO2 contributes 96%³ to the energy related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and 90%³ is from fuel combustion
With the current Ecodesign measures for room a/c, central cooling, commercial refrigeration and professional refrigeration, the annual emission savings in the year 2030 are expected to be 156 TWh Primary Energy⁴. This equals to 9.8 million cars taken off the road for one year.
EPEE welcomes the new Energy System Integration Strategy and Renovation Wave as essential signposts to overcome current hurdles. The expected “Fit for 55 package" will be a major milestone to fill these initiatives with life.
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¹EEA, Heating and cooling degree days 2019
²UNEP , Ozone Action
³EEA, Greenhouse gas inventory
⁴European Commission, Ecodesing Impact Accounting 2018