The Renewable Foundation has presented this Tuesday its new report “Analysis of the Climate Change and Energy Transition Law”, In which it analyzes, in detail, the articles of the Bill. The Foundation has urged the Government to raise climate ambition in the bill on climate change and energy transition (LCCyTE) and in the National Energy Plan and Climate (PNIEC).
The Fundación Renovables considers that the objectives contained in the PLCCyTE are not “sufficiently demanding to recover the historical deficit that we carry with respect to the commitments acquired with the European Commission (EC) and in relation to other neighboring countries “.
The document considers that “the law does not have the character of the legal and political framework that the ambitious strategic scope of the Government defines in all its strategy documents for 2050.”
And furthermore, they consider that a urgent review of objectives reduction of emissions, increasing them by 2030 above 50% and establishing 100% by 2050.
Lack of objectives
On the other hand, the organization denounces the “absence of references to the management of waste from livestock and agriculture. “And they explain that they are based on this, taking into account that in Spain agri-food industry it is an economic base for many families.
They also miss the “non-specific consideration of the self-consumption“which is not present either in the setting of objectives at the national level or in all areas of electricity consumption.
Two other points that are striking are the lack of a commitment to urban development and “the total absence and non-recognition of fiscal policy as the main instrument.” And that is why they bet on “a green fiscal policy, which allows modifying energy consumption habits “.
Society will pay the consequences
The Renovables Foundation finally states that the Climate Change and Electricity Transition Law “should be the one that sets the path and provides long-term temporary stability” not a consequence of the norms and positions approved by the executive branch.
And they warn “the delay and, above all, the lack of ambition and commitment to the future law goes against the society that will be in charge, in the future, of paying the consequences.”