Glass for Europe has welcomed the European Commission’s willingness to reflect on a new 2030 framework for climate and energy policies.

It is essential to set tangible and achievable objectives as of now for 2030 so as to provide predictability and visibility to economic operators.

Glass for Europe believes that a coherent and meaningful energy and climate framework is essential to maximising the glass industry’s contributions to the EU’s ambitions.

“More specifically, Glass for Europe believes that it is an imperative that the European Union uses energy more efficiently to safeguard the competitiveness of its economy and industries and to pave the way for future sustainable growth.”

In a statement last week, Glass for Europe, for Europe’s manufacturers of flat glass, said there were five key elements to consider for the 2030 climate and energy framework.

These include a binding energy efficiency target should be a cornerstone of the 2030 package and a bottom-up approach on the energy efficiency target and a fair distribution of efforts between the different sectors.

Glass for Europe concluded: “A review of the EU industrial and trade policy is necessary to ensure the coherence of the EU energy, climate, environmental, industrial and trade policies.

“In particular, a new balance needs to be found between the EU climate and environmental policy goals on the one hand, and the objectives of reindustrialising Europe.”

The full statement is via the Glass for Europe website here