Focus on Energy Independence Will Not Save the Climate, Says CEU-led Study

http://civilhetes.net/az-energiafuggetlensegre-valo-koncentralas-meg-nem-menti-meg-az-eghajlatot - Hungarian news portal civilhetes.net reports: Reducing energy imports and mitigating climate change are often portrayed as complementary, but new CEU-led research shows that ambitious policies to reduce energy imports would have little impact on climate change and energy imports would not bring significant climate benefits. Energy independence policies could also be achieved much more cheaply than policies needed to limit global warming to 2°C, according to a new CEU-led study published in the journal Nature Energy (http://www.nature.com/articles/nenergy201673). The 2°C target was agreed in 2010 and re-affirmed at the United Nations Paris climate talks in December. For more, see https://www.ceu.edu/article/2016-06-07/focus-energy-independence-will-not-save-climate