European RE demands 2030 goal

EU commissioners Connie Hedegaard and Günther Oettinger

The call was made to EU commissioners Connie Hedegaard and Günther Oettinger

A group of 61 European clean-energy companies and associations have joined forces in calling on the bloc’s policy-makers to set a binding renewables target for 2030.

A letter to EU energy commissioner Gunther Oettinger and climate commissioner Connie Hedegaard says the 28-nation EU needs a strong and ambitious climate and energy package for the decade after its current goals expire in 2020.

“Given the long investment cycles in the energy sector and the fact that investment decisions in the EU’s liberalised energy markets strongly depend on reliability, then certainty about the regulatory framework of the next 17 years is needed,” say the companies and lobbying groups.

The list of companies making the call includes Spain’s Gamesa and Acciona, Vestas Log in to read complete article.

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