Responsibility greenhouse gas emissions of Member States shifts to European level
National targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions will become less important when the proposals by the European Commission on Climate and Energy, released earlier this year, will be approved by the European Parliament and the European Council. The proposals shift more of the responsibility for climate policy to the European level: after 2012 national caps for greenhouse gas emissions will partly become defunct. In addition, opportunities for trading ‘Guarantees of Origin’ will increase to meet targets for renewable energy sources.
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