2030 EU renewable target to be proposed this autumn

Energy commissioner supports binding goals for member states

A target for renewables to achieve at least a 30% share of EU energy consumption by 2030 could be on the horizon, with a draft target due to be published this autumn.

Yesterday, EU energy and climate change commissioners, Günther Oettinger and Connie Hedegaard, confirmed that a new set of proposed climate and energy targets for the region will be presented this autumn.

These will feature a 2030 deadline and will focus on three areas: reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, increasing the proportion of renewables sources in final energy consumption, and improvements in energy efficiency.

Commenting on plans for a new era for EU energy and climate policy, Oettinger confirmed his support for binding targets for renewable energy market share and ghg reduction. The alternative would be to set voluntary goals.

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