EU net zero emissions target European climate law welcomed

SSE welcomes the European Climate Law and the commitment from the European Commission to an EU-wide 2050 net zero emissions target. We strongly believe that a renewables-based energy system is the most efficient and cost-effective path to reaching this goal.

In order to reach this bold target, SSE calls on the EU to scale up its ambition and revise the current 40% reduction target to 55% based on 1990 levels. This must be enacted well ahead of COP26 to show vital leadership when urging the rest of the world to accelerate efforts to tackle climate change.