Patchwork of Member State energy policies challenges competitive decarbonization in Europe

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Flags wave before the beginning of the second day of the TATRA Summit by Globsec at the High Tatras, Slovakia, November 28, 2017.

The buildings sector in particular represents the greatest potential for emissions reductions in Europe, responsible for 40% of energy consumption and 70% of which are inefficient


HIGH TATRAS, Slovakia - Decarbonization requires improved methods of energy production and consumption across four broad sectors-manufacturing, heating and cooling, transportation and power generation- each with varying potential depending on local conditions.

As clean technology matures, the investments into decarbonization are increasingly driven by business decisions rather than regulation, e.g. the European Commission has recommended eliminating renewable subsidies. At the same time, cros...


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