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Ahead of the EU Industry Day that will take place on 28th February 2017, the European manufacturing industry call on the European Commission to:
- Reaffirm its commitment to reaching the target of 20% of GDP from industry, with an ambitious and realistic timeline;
- Adopt an Action Plant to tackle the challenges that the industrial sectors are facing, in the framework of a Communication that would include concrete steps and milestones; and
- Commit to implement this Action Plan in a timely manner and regularly report on the progress.
Read the declaration here.
EuSalt has launched a publication project that aims to gather experiences from solar salt works across Europe and beyond.
The purpose is to explore the diversity of solar salt works and their development strategies in response to environmental, as well as socio-economical challenges. It is meant as an attempt to learn from already existing project (whether successful or not) and serve as a reference and first help guide to future solar salt works projects.
For more information and to take part in the project, read our Call for Interest.
The European Commission (DG Climate Action) released its Policy Framework for Climate and Energy 2020-2030 on 22nd January 2014. Based on the Green Paper published last March 2013, the package establishes the climate and energy binding targets as follows:
- A 40% target for greenhouse gas emissions reduction (compared to that of 1990),
- A minimum 27% target for renewable energy sources' (RES) share in the EU energy mix, and
- A 40% target for energy efficiency.
The framework further specifies that options to achieve the 27% RES target will be left to the discretion of national governments and not be coordinated through EU legislation.
Also, a new governance framework will be established that will rely on national plans for 'competitive, secure and sustainable energy'. With that regard, the European Commission will provide a guidance, setting a comon approach for all Member States, while respecting their specificities and preferences.
In addition to those recommendations, the 2030 policy commends: