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Renewable energy targets for 2030 agreed on by EU ministers

Thursday, 21 December 2017

On Monday, EU’s environment and energy ministers agreed on a 2030 target for renewable energy at 27%, up from 20% in 2020.

“The level of ambition is clearly insufficient”, Europe’s climate commissioner Miguel Arias Canete told ministers during negotiations.

In October this year, the European Parliament called to increase the 2030 target to 35%, after intense lobbying from especially the...

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