Who sets the targets? Expert Q&A on European energy and climate policy

In: Clean Energy Wire

Enregy targets and climate policies in European countries have never been set only at national level. On a continent where small states share multiple borders, their energy systems are becoming increasingly interlinked, and thus national actions (or the lack thereof) have implications well beyond country borders. However, it can be difficult to understand the complicated interplay of decision-making among countries on the continent. How much do governments still decide at national level, how much of a say does the European Union have, and what role do international treaties play? Clean Energy Wire has asked experts to provide explanations to key questions on European climate and energy policy for this Q&A – a well of information and interview contacts for journalists' research.