Power interconnection to be put on the Members States agenda in the autumn
2030 energy interconnection objectives are likely to be given specific targets under the 2030 framework for climate and energy policies alongside greenhouse gas reduction, the promotion of renewables and increasing energy efficiency. Heads of State have committed to securing a final set of 2030 climate and energy by October 2014 at the latest. The decision is a boost to Southern European Members States who find themselves out on a limb from Europe’s core energy network in the north. Ministers have also welcomed the Commission’s proposed energy security strategy, which includes gas storage and two way pipelines that allow the flow of gas between countries and aim to improve energy supply during the winter months.