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EU Parliament pushes for more ambitious 2030 renewable energy goals

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

A recent draft report from the European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research, Telecoms and Energy (ITRE) calls upon raising the 2030 renewable energy target, from the 27% endorsed by the European Council, to a minimum of 35%. It also suggests a re-introduction of the binding national targets for member states, as seen in the RED 2009/28/EC.

The report, which serves as a good indication on the position of the European Parliament on the updated RED, argues that the 27% goal is outdated as was it set before the signing of the Paris agreement and is “based on technology cost estimates which have already proven...

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