The European Commission has today presented the new EU framework on climate and energy for 2030. Goals include a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% below the 1990 level, an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27%, renewed ambitions for energy efficiency policies, a new governance system and a set of new indicators to ensure a competitive and secure energy system.

As European Commission President José Manuel Barroso stated: "Climate action is central for the...


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