On 27 March, the EU’s energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger announced that the European Commission is planning to publish a new climate and energy package by the end of 2013. The package is set to contain new targets for 2030. To this end, the Commission has adopted a Green Paper entitled, “A 2030 framework for climate and energy policies”. It has launched a public consultation which is open to Member States, other EU institutions and stakeholders until 2 July. According to the Commission, the feedback gathered from the consultation will feed into its ongoing preparations of the new climate and energy package.

The Green Paper and consultation are available via the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/green_paper_2030_en.htm