The European Union has finalised its master plan against greenhouse-gas emissions, Fit for 55. By 2030, it already wants to reduce those emissions by a further 31 percent. That is a very ambitious target and there will be a lot of negotiation over the next two years before the package comes into effect.
The new regulations are an opportunity to start a new industrial revolution. But then Europe must dare to take the step towards a green power politics. The Technocrats have done their job; now it’s getting serious.
This power politics starts in Brussels itself.
In the coming years, there will be a lot of lobbying for exceptions and subsidies. We must ensure that the final package does not become a measure for nothing.
Politics is the art of the achievable,…