Europe’s Green Deal Likely To Fail: Most EU States Will Miss Paris Target

  • Date: 10/09/20
  • reNews.Biz

Final National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) show that 11 out of 18 EU coal-countries do not have a Paris-compatible plan to phase-out the fossil fuel by 2030.

A new report from Ember and Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe also found seven countries do not plan to phase-out coal by 2030.

Total installed coal capacity across Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Romania & Slovenia is set to fall by just 42% in the next decade.

Around 52GW of coal is expected to be operational after 2030, nearly all of which is in the Czech Republic, Germany and Poland. 

Four countries, Greece, Hungary, Ireland & Italy, plan to phase-out coal by 2030 but will also significantly increase fossil gas. 

Seven countries are on track to phase-out coal by 2030, without a significant increase in fossil gas: Denmark, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia & Spain.

As part of its European Green Deal, the European Commission has proposed a Just Transition Fund, worth up to €40bn, to support the EU regions most affected by the transition to a low carbon economy.

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