|Author (Person)||Zachmann, Georg|
|Series Title||Bruegel Policy Briefs|
|Series Details||No. 05, September 2014|
|Publication Date||September 2014|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
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The issue European Union energy policy is guided by three objectives: sustainability, security of supply and competitiveness. To meet its goals in these areas, the EU is updating its energy strategy with new targets for 2030. The starting point for this is the assessment of the previous EU climate and energy package, at the centre of which were the 20-20-20 targets for 2020. Although the EU is largely on track to meet these targets, EU energy policy is generally not perceived as a success. Recent events have undermined some of the assumptions on which the 2020 package was built, and the policies for achieving the 2020 targets – although at first sight effective – are far from efficient.
|Countries / Regions||Europe|