RE bodies' dismay at EC 27%

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has slammed the European Commission for setting a “weak” 2030 renewable energy target of 27%, joining other industry groups in criticising the plan.

The 27% EU target – binding for the bloc as a whole, but which does not include the setting of binding national goals – accompanied a proposed 40% emissions reduction target in the EC’s 2030 climate and energy plan, released today.

EWEA claimed the proposed targets – which still must be approved by EU heads of state – are a “capitulation to anti-renewables lobby groups” that ignores the EU’s own parliament, which has already backed a 30% goal at its committee stage.

EWEA CEO Thomas Becker said: "The previously Log in to read complete article.

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