Energy directives update
December 2008 has seen the agreement of a significant range of new energy and climate change measures by EU ministers. The EU Energy & Climate Change Package, as agreed 17th December 2008, includes; Energy Efficiency, EU ETS Phase III, Effort-sharing in non-EU ETS sectors, Renewable Energy, Fuel Quality and Carbon Capture & Storage. However, not all Directives were new or were changed, some were simply re-affirmed to be positioned and communicated as part of an overall package of energy related legislation. Here’s a summary of the main points that come from this major set of regional climate change legislation.