The EU Energy and Climate Package

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The issue

In March 2007 the EU’s leaders endorsed an integrated approach to climate and energy policy that aims to combat climate change and increase the EU’s energy security while strengthening its competitiveness. In response, the European Commission proposed binding legislation to implement the so-called '20-20-20 targets' in January 2008 (see Commission Website):

This ‘Energy and Climate' package was agreed by the European Parliament and Council in December 2008 and became law in June 2009.

Contribution of the EC4MACS project

The EC4MACS model toolbox provided quantitative technical analyses to the proposal of the Energy and Climate Package of the European Commission. EC4MACS information derived from the PRIMES, CAPRI, GAINS and TREMOVE models has been incorporated into the impact assessment of the Commission:

Underlying information and model results are documented in the following reports produced by the EC4MACS team: