Compromise EU climate package hurried through Brussels summit

December 2008
ENDS (Environmental Data Services);Dec2008, Issue 407, p4
The article reports on a major package of legislation to cut greenhouse gas emissions that was agreed at a European Union (EU) Council of Ministers summit in Brussels, Belgium on December 12, 2008. European leaders have agreed to the 20/20/20 foundation of the proposal, which aims to attain by 2020 a 20% reduction in emissions, a 20% cut in energy consumption and 20% of the EU energy coming from renewable sources. It is claimed that the package is still the most ambitious globally and will help maintain European leadership.


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