Climate and Energy Targets 2030

The European Council has agreed on the following key targets for the future climate and energy policy of the European Union for the period from 2021 to 2030: (1) to reduce the EU’s domestic greenhouse gas emissions by 40% relative to 1990 levels; (2) to increase the proportion of renewable energy to 27% of overall EU energy consumption; (3) to reduce projected energy consumption by 27%; (4) to increase the level in each Member State of electricity interconnections to other Member States to 15% of their installed production capacity.


This cepInput analyses the main features of the new framework for EU climate and energy policy. The 2030 targets will form the basis for specific legislative measures by the EU in the years to come. Their successful implementation throughout the EU will depend on the effectiveness of a governance system between the European Commission and the Member States yet to be developed.