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Zdvojnásobení sázek na energetickou efektivitu Evropy

BRUSEL – Na konferenci COP21 v prosinci minulého roku v Paříži učinili světoví lídři závazný slib určit si národní cíle, včetně měřítek pro energetickou efektivitu, aby tak snížili emise skleníkových plynů. Nyní se Evropská komise blíží momentu pravdy: Nastaví ambiciózní, avšak dosažitelné cíle pro energetickou efektivitu, které donutí jednotlivce i průmysl učinit opravdové změny? Nebo se ohne před politickým tlakem a nastaví bezvýznamné cíle, které by se stejně dosáhlo, bez jakékoliv dodatečné snahy?

Druhý přístup byl zvolen v roce 2014, kdy evropští lídři souhlasili s vylepšením energetické efektivity o 27% před rokem 2030. Tehdy se Evropské radě tleskalo za příkladné vedení. Nikdo se neobtěžoval zmínit, že globální energetická efektivita by bývala do roku 2030 stoupla o nějakých 35% sama o sobě.

Smlouva COP21 dala Evropě druhou šanci být příkladem a stát se globálním nositelem standardů v energetické efektivitě. Ekologové, lídři v businessu a akademici očekávají nové cíle Evropské komise, které budou s velkou pravděpodobností uvedeny v říjnu, v nadcházející revizi Směrnice o energetické efektivitě.

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