The EU Climate Law needs to stick to a 100% renewable energy scenario which achieves the objective of climate neutrality based on renewables only, WindEurope said on 23 March. With the Climate Law, the European Commission proposes to enshrine in legislation the goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2050. The European Commission kick-started this process in November 2018 with its “Clean Planet for all” communication. “But even the most ambitious decarbonisation scenarios set out in this communication are not based on 100% renewables,” WindEurope said in a press release,

adding that the governments of Spain, Denmark, Luxembourg, Austria, Lithuania and Ireland have now called on the European Commission to include a 100% renewables scenario as part of the Impact Assessment for the EU Climate law. According to WindEurope, this is a very positive and significant initiative, as the EU determines how best to deliver climate neutrality.

“The EU Commission was absolutely right to emphasise that the transition to climate neutrality is irreversible,” WindEurope Chief Policy Officer Pierre Tardieu said. “That will require Europe to install more than twice as much new wind energy each year as it managed in 2019. The Climate Law impact assessment should outline a credible path for the delivery of these volumes,” he added.

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