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EU Energy Policy & the Energy Union: achieving a level European playing field and economies of scale through a common, liberalized and integrated market

In February 2015, the European Commission announced its proposal for the creation of an Energy Union built on the five dimensions of: energy security, solidarity, and trust; a fully integrated European energy market; energy efficiency; decarbonization; and research, innovation, and competitiveness. BDI supports this development and these fundamental aims, and looks forward to concrete action in 2016, which has been labeled the ‘Year of Delivery’ by EU Vice President Maros Sefcovic.

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News

Environment

Climate protection needs massive investment drive according to new BDI study

- An 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is technically and economically feasible. An essential step to achieving this is to release energy-intensive businesses from the extra burdens imposed by climate policy that have no international counterpart. more
World Trade

“We urgently need a new government”

- The BDI expects a GDP increase of 2.25 percent in 2018. 2018 must be a year of action, BDI President Dieter Kempf said. A future federal government will have to spend money in areas where there are increasing opportunities for growth, where jobs can be secured and new ones created. more
European energy and climate policy

Major setback for international politics

- Following the decision of the US President to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, BDI President Dieter Kempf underlines the importance of global cooperation. Unreliability and unpredictability are poison for the global solutions we need. more
USA

G7 summit: US has sidelined itself

- BDI President Dieter Kempf rates outcome of G7 summit in Italy as disappointing. The seven biggest industrialised nations failed to send a signal for more unity. Europe must now take more responsibility on the global level. more
International Relations

G7 must take clear stance on free trade and climate protection

- The US cannot take an isolated Position. We need more than just minimal Consensus. more
European energy and climate policy

G20 should enact carbon pricing

- G20 countries as driver for global implementation of Paris Agreement. more