Exchange with EVP Timmermans – REEF’s three catalysts for the European Green Deal
On 16 March 2021, we in REEF were happy and proud to discuss the needs of the energy transition with Executive Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans. We need a factor four acceleration in decarbonisation from 20% over 30 years to 35% over ten years; a factor four acceleration in European offshore renewable capacity; a just and inclusive transition and for the EU to connect to neighbouring countries in order to fully exploit our shared renewable energy potential. Towards COP26 in Glasgow, REEF sees a window of opportunity for the energy transition, and we offer our three catalysts for the European Green Deal:
- A global deal on carbon to drive carbon out of hard-to-abate sectors must be reached at COP26;
- Green ammonia and green hydrogen offer the next step for remaining sectors especially for green heavy-duty transport, green shipping and green fertilisers;
- We need to enable inclusion for a just transition, recognising inclusiveness as the road to public acceptance, connecting with neighbours to our North, South, East and West.