04. Jun. 2014
European industry claims that high energy costs and prices are the result of expen- sive and exaggerated environmental policies which ultimately affects Europe’s com- petitiveness.
This paper will focus on the impacts of European climate and energy policies on the European steel industry. It will take real statements made by the industry as a struc- ture, and these will be evaluated using official statistics, market figures and studies.
04. Feb. 2014
On January 9th, the environment and industry committees agreed on the necessity of three specific targets for the 2030 climate and energy framework: one for reducing greenhouse gases, one for increasing the share of renewable energy sources and one for energy saving. However the Commission President and the Commissioners simply decided to ignore the call. For the Greens, the proposals that were presented by the Commission on 22 January are poor and extremely worrying...