MEP Škrlec Demands More Ambitious Energy Goals for EU

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Davor Škrlec has become a member of the European Energy Forum in Brussels.

Croatia’s Member of European Parliament Davor Škrlec has become an active member of the European Energy Forum (EEF), an international organization which brings together MEPs and experts from all EU member states in order to exchange opinions and contribute to the adoption of key legislative packages in the area of ​​energy policy, reports Lider on December 4, 2016.

On the occasion of the presentation of the winter package of measures by the European Commission, which includes a whole series of legislative proposals for the future energy policies of the European Union and the transition to clean energy, MEP Škrlec believes that the European Union needs to remain a leader in the implementation of the objectives and use comprehensive energy policies to ensure a transition to clean energy sources that will give citizens and businesses an incentive for sustainable growth and development.

The European Union, as well as Croatia, should not be just partially ambitious in order to adapt to the framework of the Paris Agreement, but should indeed use their full potential to lead the necessary changes necessary for the survival of our planet, said Škrlec.

“The package of measures proposed by the European Commission demonstrates certain progress in terms of energy efficiency, but the progress still lacks real ambition. With the unsatisfactory 30 percent target of energy savings proposed by the year 2030, we cannot reach the target of 40 percent of energy savings that we have demanded in the European Parliament and which is necessary for an effective fight against climate change, creating jobs and growth, and reducing energy poverty and energy dependency”, added Škrlec.

“The European Union has a responsibility to harmonize its policies with commitments which it has accepted in Paris. Instead, it has presented a major compromise that it will try to use to reassure member states and energy companies that want to continue using fossil fuels and are not doing very much in terms of sharing responsibilities and using the benefits of energy transition”, concluded Škrlec.


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