The European Commission may intervene in legal actions brought by Poland against the European Parliament and the EU Council of Ministers over climate and energy laws adopted as part of the bloc's target to reduce its net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 55pc by 2030. The commission stated that the climate and energy measures are "fully compliant" with EU treaties and law, and that the legislation was proposed to implement the European Climate Law setting legally-binding emissions reduction targets of 55pc by 2030 compared with 1990 levels, and net-zero emissions by 2050.
Poland is calling for the annulment of regulations, including reporting and compliance rules, member state GHG reduction targets for 2030, and tighter CO2 emission performance standards for new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. Poland argues that EU member states and parliament should have taken decisions by unanimity, as the contested regulation significantly affects a member state's choice between different energy sources and the general structure of its energy supply. Poland is also contesting the amendment of the market stability reserve (MSR) regulation, which may lead to a decrease in mining employment and was adopted on the basis of an incomplete, out-of-date, and incorrectly carried out impact assessment.