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New EU Climate Change package fails to tame King Coal

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New EU Climate Change package fails to tame King Coal

This week the European Commission publishes a package of proposed measures to drive forward Europe’s response to the climate change threat, implementing the March 2007 European Council committments to 20% emission reductions, 20% improvement in energy efficiency, and 20% more renewable energy by the year 2020 compared to 1990 levels.

Central to this must be the effective encouragement of carbon capture and storage technology as a part of a strategy for the transition to a low carbon future.

A new E3G media brief outlines the current failings of the package on offer, and proposes 5 key improvements that must be made now.

The text of the briefing follows below and is attached as a pdf download.

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