sources, energy efficiency, and waste management have all made significant progress in certain
states. While both the E.U. and the U.S. recognize the value of sustainability in the environment,
we contend that the E.U. has a clear advantage over the U.S. in successfully combating global
warming and promoting environmentally friendly behavior thanks to its comprehensive policy
framework, determined energy efficiency targets, and its ecologically friendly the strategy.
Through the adoption of several legislative packages, the European Union has shown that
it takes an all-encompassing and coordinated approach to environmental sustainability.
Coordination among member nations and a shared commitment to combating climate change is
central to E.U. climate policy (Erbach, 2015). Carbon dioxide emissions are to be cut by 20% by
2020 (Erbach, 2015), the percentage of green power is to be increased to 20% by 2020, and
energy efficiency is to be improved by 20% by 2020 (20-20-20 objectives) in the E.U.'s Climate
and Energy Package. In contrast, the United States runs under a more decentralized structure,
with federal, state, and municipal regulations all operating independently of how federalism
affects environmental policymaking in the United States. California and New York states have
been ahead of the curve in adopting aggressive objectives for renewable energy (Kimber, 2016).
The absence of a consolidated national strategy has led to various degrees of ecological
commitment throughout the country.
Clean Energy and Efficient Use of Energy
The European Union has lofty goals for increasing the use of renewable energy sources
and reducing energy waste. The European Union's (E.U.) dedication to renewable energy sources
has been crucial to its achievement in cutting carbon dioxide emissions. Wind and solar power,
among other renewable energy sources, have made significant inroads into the electricity systems