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30 Apr, 2014
16.30 - 18.30
24 Apr, 2014
The subject for the second seminar for 2014 was be the EU Energy and Climate package that was considered by The European Council at its spring meeting on 20-21 March 2014.
The Commission’s proposal came out last month, with key announcements around the overall GHG target, renewables, and EU ETS reform:
The European Parliament has just voted that this should be strengthened, in particular that there should be a binding renewable energy target of 30%, down to member state level (strongly opposed by UK) and an energy efficiency target of 40% improvement. The Council discussed it at their meeting on 20-21 March.
Peter Vis is Chef de Cabinet of Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action. Prior to that he worked in the Cabinet of Andris Piebalgs, Commissioner for Energy. He joined the European Commission in 1990, and since 1997 has been more specialised in environmental and energy issues, in particular climate change.