Barroso 'opposes 2030 RE goals'

Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission.

Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission.

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso has caused widespread dismay by apparently pushing for a single 40% greenhouse gas reduction target for 2030, with no binding targets for renewables or energy efficiency.

Brussels campaigners claim that Barroso has met with climate commissioner Connie Hedegaard  and energy commissioner Gunther Oettinger twice in the last month to discuss the 2030 climate and energy goals.

Barroso is apparently inclined to adopt a position nearer to that of the UK, which wants emissions but not renewable targets – opening the way for nuclear power to play a role in decarbonisation.

Barroso’s position in trying to ignore fixing a renewables target for 2030 is likely to be strongly opposed by both Hedegaard and Oettinger, as well as many EU governments Log in to read complete article.

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