Energy and climate policy in the EU
Similar to the overall package, the focus of the NECPs lies on a number of key policy areas:
- energy efficiency
- greenhouse gas emissions reductions
- research and innovation
This assessment, which was published in June 2019 identified significant need for improvement for most member states. Overall, the draft plans fell short of the set targets in all assessed areas, renewable energy, energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emission reduction and energy grid interconnections.
Specifically, the target of reaching 32% renewable energy by 2030 was missed in the draft plans by about 1,6%. The gap for energy efficiency was around 6%, while greenhouse gas saving also need to increase by a further 2% in the final plans.
As of 7th February, 8 Member States, including Germany, France, Romania, Spain and Ireland are yet to submit their final NECPs. An assessment by the Commission on whether the plans meet the targets can be expected later this year
|Member States submit draft NECPs||European Commission publishes assessment of the draft NECPs||Member States submit the final NECPs||European Commission is expected to publish evaluation of the final NECPs|
|Member states will submit progress reports||Member states will update their NECPs||Member states will submit progress reports||Member States will notify the next NECPs|