Last July, the European Commission set itself the goal of reducing itsfrom 55% from their 1990 level by 2030. But according to of the Enel Foundation and the European House-Ambrosetti, this objective will not be achieved … until 2051 at the current rate. The other objectives in d’ (+ 40%) and energy efficiency (+ 36%) would only be achieved in 2043 and 2053 respectively, i.e. 13 and 23 years behind schedule.
The report puts forward several reasons for this slowness: shortcomings in energy governance, fragmentation of responsibilities and competences, weak involvement of institutions and local communities, or even lack of standardization between local and national standards. According to this study, more than 3.6 billion euros will have to be invested to achieveon time, but this could in turn generate a positive impact on the economy of up to 8 billion euros.
In any case, this demonstrates the gulf that can often be seen between declarations of intent and achievements. According to, which tracks the performance of 58 countries in terms of climate action, no country is following a path consistent with the objectives of the 2015 Paris Agreement. This does not prevent each from advancing ever more breathtaking objectives. On September 8, the United States announced that it wanted to increase the share of solar energy from 4% to 40% by 2035. “ Promises are binding only on those who believe in them. »