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02 hans van steen eu towards a green economy


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02 hans van steen eu towards a green economy

  1. 1. 1EnergyEU TOWARDSA GREEN ECONOMYHans van SteenEuropean Commission,Directorate-General for Energy
  2. 2. 2Improved energyefficiencyPromotion of newtechnologies, growthand jobsAffordable andcompetitive pricesCompetitivenessAdequate energyinfrastructuresGrid StabilityDiversification of energysources, supplycountries and routesSecurity ofenergy supplyDevelopment ofalternative energysourcesReduction of energyconsumptionReduction ofemissionsSustainabilityThree overarching objectives of EU energy policy
  3. 3. 380.090.0100.0110.0120.0130.0140.0150.0199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010GHG emissionsPopulationReal GDPPrimary energyGHG emissions are decreasingSource:EuropeanCommission
  4. 4. 4Initial progress towards meeting the 2020 renewables target has beengood, but there is no room for complacencyRenewable sources accounted for 12.7% of the EUs energy consumption in 2010Source:Eurostat0%10%20%30%40%50%60%RES in 20102020 RES Target2020 target for the EU: 20%
  5. 5. 5EU energy consumption is going down, but 2020 target likely tobe missed with current policiesprojectionsSource:EuropeanCommission
  6. 6. 6Key challenge: level of EU electricity prices compared to US …OECD Europe,137.7USA, 95.9Japan, 116.280901001101201301401502005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Q3 2012Source:IEA,EnergyPricesandTaxes,4thquarter2012Evolution of end-user electricity prices for industry, taxes excluded (2005 = Index 100)
  7. 7. 710080604020Key challenge: ensuring security of supplyGASOIL2005 2008 2020 2030 2005 2008 2020 2030in %82,4%84,3%92,7%94,1%57,7%62,3%75,9%82,8%10080604020
  8. 8. 8Increasing concern about energy import dependency and risingenergy pricesStability and costs of renewables support schemes, impacts onthe internal energy market, on grid stability and on capitalallocationNeed for massive investments in energy transmission anddistribution infrastructureCurrent large surplus of ETS allowances, resulting in a low carbonprice and low investment incentivesChallenges in meeting 2020 targets - to be considered in the 2030 framework
  9. 9. 92050Roadmaps2030 GreenPaperProposalsfor the 2030frameworkfor climateand energypolicies2011 March 2013 By end 2013The 2030 framework will build on the 2050 Roadmaps- Concrete proposals by the end of 2013On-going discussions with Member States, EU institutions andstakeholders
  10. 10. 10Increased certainty forMember States and reducedregulatory risks for investorsGrowth and jobs throughdemand for efficient and low-carbon technologiesDefinition of EU ambitions inview of a new internationalclimate change agreementEarly agreement on the 2030 framework is essential
  11. 11. 11"No regrets" options from the Energy Roadmap 2050More EnergyEfficiencyHighershares ofRenewablesBetter andsmarterInfrastructure
  12. 12. 12• Which targets for 2030 would be most effective in driving theobjectives of climate and energy policy?• At what level should they apply (EU, MS, sectors?), andshould they be legally binding?Targets• Which are the most appropriate policy instruments to meetpotential new targets for the period up to 2030?• How can Research and Innovation best support the 2030framework?Instruments• How can EU policies take account of internationaldevelopments? E.g. Climate negotiations• How can internationally competitive and affordable energyprices be ensured?Competitiveness &Security of Supply• How can an equitable distribution of efforts be ensuredamong Member States?• How to best consider the different investment capacities ofindustry sectors and consumer groups?Effort SharingMain issues to be considered for the 2030 framework
  13. 13. 132006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 201501/2007Commissionproposal for2020 climateand energypackage12/ 2008Heads of StateandGovernmentreachedagreement onthe package10/2012Adoption of the EnergyEfficiency Directive11/2010CommissionCommunication"Energy 2020 Strategy"12/2011CommissionCommunication"Energy Roadmap 2050"04/2009Adoption of theRenewables Directive03/20132030 GreenPaper2015Global Climate ChangeAgreementMore concreteproposals for the2030 frameworkWindow ofopportunityBuilding on the past towards the future….!07/2009Adoption of the3rd package onthe Liberalizationof electricity andgas market11/2012CommissionCommunication "InternalEnergy Market"03/ 2013Adoption of theEnergyInfrastructureRegulation= EU legislation = Commission Communications = Council Counclusions
  14. 14. 14Impact AssessmentJan.Commission proposals forthe 2030 frameworkFeb. Mar. Apr. Jun. Jul. Aug Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.May22 MayEuropeanCouncilAdoption of the Green Paper+ consultation procedureCouncil meetingsUpdate of reference scenarioConcrete steps towards the 2030 framework in 20132012Beforeend 201319- 20 Dec.EnergyCouncil19-20SeptInformalCouncil
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