Commission assessment on draft National Energy and Climate Plans

The European Commission published its assessment on EU Member States' draft National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs). 

The NECPs will help Member States align their national climate targets with the Union-wide climate ambitions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030.

The NECPs set the targets to increase the production of renewable energy sources, improve energy efficiency and strengthen energy security and competitiveness in the EU.

The European Commission acknowledges the important role that CCS plays in reaching climate neutrality at a Union level, especially for the hard-to-abate sectors. The report states that only 8 Member States, such as Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, France, Greece, Italy, Lithuania and the Netherlands have added CCS technologies into their national carbon reduction plans. Overall, these countries could capture up to 34.1 million tonnes of CO2 annually by 2030.

To achieve these objectives and to upscale CCS projects at EU level, the European Commission emphasises regional cooperation in research and innovation.

Read the Commission's publication here